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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Fish Processing

Fish Processing is one of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood (TVL) career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:


  • Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECS)
    • Assessment of personal competencies and skills
  • Environment and Market
    • Key concepts of market
    • Players in the market
    • Products and services available in the market
    • Consumer analysis
    • Generating business idea
  • Salting, Curing, and Smoking
  • Fermentation and Pickling
  • Sugar Concentration
  • Food Packaging
  • Fish Processing by Vacuum or Ordinary Polypacking
  • Fish Packaging by Bottling
  • Fish Packaging by Canning

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Recognizing PECs needed in fish processing
  • Recognizing and understanding the market in fish processing
  • Creating new business ideas in fish processing
  • Preparing equipment, tools, materials, and utensils
  • Preparing the raw materials
  • Mixing curing mixture and prepared materials in accordance with approved specifications and enterprise requirements
  • Curing mixture at room temperature or refrigerated temperature at appropriate number of days
  • Cooking drained cured materials in appropriate cooking medium
  • Smoking the cooked and cured products according to specification
  • Documenting daily production input according to standard operating procedures
  • Recording and presenting all production data according to prescribed format
  • Performing alcoholic fermentation of fruits and vegetables
  • Performing acetic acid/ lactic acid fermentation/ pickling of vegetables
  • Fermenting fish and other marine products
  • Cooking sugar concentrates

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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