Prospects of traditional fish products and fish waste in the red Seastate, Sudan

International Journal of Development Research

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Prospects of traditional fish products and fish waste in the red Seastate, Sudan

Hamza, M. E., Mohammed, S. Y. and Alhasseen, I. M.


This study aimed to estimate the consumption of the traditional fish products(Faseikh and Maloha), and to determine the amount of fish waste, fish discard, fish losses and their proximate composition to investigate their contribution in the household food security in the Red Sea State. The study adopted the analytical descriptive approach to verify and specify the research issues quantitatively and qualitatively. It depended on questionnaire and personal communications as primary sources for data collection; the experimental approach was adopted to measure the proximate composition for fish waste and traditional fish products. The results obtained estimated the average consumption of traditional fish products as42000kg and12000kg per year for Maloha and Faseikh, respectively. The average fish waste in Port Sudan fish market is about 634kg per day (16.15%) of the daily landing. On the other hand the daily loss due to spoilage in Port Sudan fish market was estimated as 50kg this was equivalent to 1.25% of the average daily landing. The results showed that about 91.4 % of families discarded parts, like fins, viscera, ovaries and gills to garbage containers. The values of protein, fat, ash and fiber for the fish waste were 62.4%, 6.4%, 18.6% and 3.4% and were 22.5%, 4.2%, 7.15%, 39.15% and 17.4%, 5.4%, 5.45% and 53.4% for Faseikh and Maloha, respectively.

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