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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part C

Socio-economic importance of Fish production and consumption status in Ethiopia: A review


Author(s): Alemayehu Abebe Wake and Tamiru Chalchisa Geleto

Abstract: Fish provide not only high-value protein but also an important source of a wide range of essential micronutrients, minerals and fatty acid. In Ethiopia, Fish consumption status is diverse in a different part of the country and challenge in accessibility within a large group of population. This review paper organized with the specific objective of Socio-economic importance of Fish production and consumption status in Ethiopia. As literature data confirm that, due fast-growing human population, rising incomes and urbanization are increasing fish consumption pattern from time to time. Relayed to fish production, in 2016-year Ethiopia produces a total of 45,610 tones that contribute only 0.58% for the total production in Sab-Saharan countries. The reviewed data also show that demand for fish mostly seasonal and have low fish consumption level that only takes 0.4kg/Person/Year and 0.1 g/Person/Day due to strong tradition with other animal meat consumption and religious influences. Most Christians followers consider as fish acceptable when refrain from consuming any other animal products. Overall, especially for the poor fish is the only and an important source of a rich animal protein that plays a significant role in various health, environmental, social advantages and nutritional values. So, to increase fish consumption status and to improving its integration into the diet of most of the population in day to day consumption pattern, government agencies, private sector, and all fish related occupational organizations should bean emphasis on a wide awareness creation by providing training and mass advertising campaigns.

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How to cite this article:
Alemayehu Abebe Wake, Tamiru Chalchisa Geleto. Socio-economic importance of Fish production and consumption status in Ethiopia: A review. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(4):206-211.
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