The Timor-Leste National Aquaculture Development Strategy (NADS) 2012–30, which was developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) with technical assistance from WorldFish, emphasizes implementation through joint ventures between government, INGOs, NGOs and the private sector to realize its success. The 2nd Timor-Leste National Aquaculture Forum was held on 8 August 2019 in Dili. Attended by 106 participants from a diverse range of stakeholders including government, non-government, private sector organizations and farmer groups.
The current study aims to compare the technical and economic performance of salted and fresh fish processing associated with Lake Nasser fisheries. The study concluded that investment cost in slated fish processing is lower than fresh fish processing. Salted fish processing generated higher return on investment compared to fresh fish processing. Further work in needed to improve return of fresh fish and minimize the impact of fish processing on the environment and ensure safety of product to consumer health.