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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part H

Assessment of processing, production and export of fish meal in Pakistan


Author(s): Humaira Amman, Iqra Muzaffar and Shafaq Fatima

Abstract: As aquaculture sector is developing day by day in Pakistan, so the feed industry has a vast prospect to flourish. One of the feed ingredients being studied is fish meal, considered as protein rich animal source commonly used for preparation of poultry and aqua feed. In the recent years, fish meal has been tried to be replaced by protein rich plant sources due to its higher cost and less availability. In Pakistan, fish meal is produced locally using low-value fish catch but there are many processing units manufacturing fish meal of export quality to other countries. The local production of processed fish meal in Pakistan has been continuously increasing causing fish meal import to decline up to 03 MT in 2017. Fish meal export from Pakistan, fit for human consumption has also elevated whereas fish meal unfit for human consumption has been decreasing over last decade.

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How to cite this article:
Humaira Amman, Iqra Muzaffar, Shafaq Fatima. Assessment of processing, production and export of fish meal in Pakistan. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(3):654-656.
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