Utilization of freshwater fish species in Nigeria

Eyo, A.A. (1992) Utilization of freshwater fish species in Nigeria. In: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 16-20 November, 1992 ,Abeokuta, Nigeria, pp. 32-38.

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Abstract

The paper examines the pattern of utilization of freshwater fish species in Nigeria. It was observed that although fishermen have a preference for fresh fish sales only 30% of fresh fish captured actually get to the consumers. The rest are preserved by smoke curing (60-65%), salting and sundrying (less than 5%), deep frying and fermentation (about 1%). Constraints to fish utilization were identified which include poor infrastructure, losses of fish and fish products as a result of traditional post harvest technology and socio economic factors. The need for the development of appropriate research to solve the problems of traditional post harvest technology was emphasised

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Utilization of freshwater fish species in Nigeria
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Eyo, A.A.
Page Range: pp. 32-38
Date: 1992
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; fishery products; freshwater fish; processing fishery products; product development
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3342
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2010 06:57
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:32
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3342

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