Improved utilization and increased availability of fishery products as an effective control of aggravated animal protein deficiency - induced malnutrition in Nigeria

Akande, G.R. and Tobor, J.G. (1993) Improved utilization and increased availability of fishery products as an effective control of aggravated animal protein deficiency - induced malnutrition in Nigeria. In: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 16-20 November 1992 ,Abeokuta, Nigeria, pp. 18-31.

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Abstract

The estimated potential of Nigerian fish resources is 1,830,994 tonnes(t) whereas the demand based on per capita consumption of 12.0kg and a population of 88.5 million is 1.085 million tonnes. Supply is presently less than 500,000 tons. The gap between demand and supply have to be met through improved utilization and increased availability of fish and fishery products. The role of fish in nutrition is recognized, since it supplies a good balance of protein, vitamins and minerals and a relatively low caloric content. This paper appraises the consumption and utilisation pattern of fish in Nigeria, the spoilage of fish and prevention of losses as a means of increasing the availability of fish for human consumption and consequent control of aggravated animal protein deficiency - induced malnutrition. The paper further highlights the point that without increased landings, increased supply of fish can be achieved through reduction of postharvest loss of what is presently caught. The use of newly designed smoke - drying equipment to achieve such goal is highlighted. The paper also emphasises the need to put into human food chain those non-conventional fishery resources and by-catch of shrimp and demersal trawl fishes by conversion into high value protein products like fish cakes, fish pies and salted dried cakes

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Improved utilization and increased availability of fishery products as an effective control of aggravated animal protein deficiency - induced malnutrition in Nigeria
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Akande, G.R.
Tobor, J.G.
Volume: 10
Page Range: pp. 18-31
Date: 1993
Event Title: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Event Dates: 16-20 November 1992
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; fish consumption; fishery products; fishery resources; human food; marketing
Subjects:
Fisheries
Item ID: 3341
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 15:24
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:33
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3341

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