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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part D

Fish consumers preferences, quantities of fish consumed and factors affecting fish eating habits: A case of lake Victoria in Tanzania


Author(s): Wenaty A, Mabiki F, Chove B and Mdegela R

Abstract: This study was conducted to assess fish consumers’ preferences, quantities of fish consumed and factors affecting fish eating habits in Lake Victoria. A total of 122 fish consumers were included in a questionnaire survey. Results indicated that Nile perch, Tilapia and Silver sardines were widely consumed fish species. The average fish consumption per day was estimated to be 0.37 kg. This is higher than the national, worldwide and per capita fish consumption of a Great fish Consumer. The main factors affecting fish consumption were reported to be price, convenience, accessibility, availability and healthy concerns. During human health risk assessments the actual per capita fish consumption of 0.37 kg need to be used rather than the hypothetical per capita fish consumption of 0.02 kg reported in literature so as to attain the actual risks.

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How to cite this article:
Wenaty A, Mabiki F, Chove B, Mdegela R. Fish consumers preferences, quantities of fish consumed and factors affecting fish eating habits: A case of lake Victoria in Tanzania. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(6):247-252.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies