Survey on Frozen Fish Consumption Pattern among Selected Households in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria

Caroline 0binedo Albert

Abstract


The study focused on frozen fish consumption pattern among selected households in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area (OBALGA). One hundred (100) households were randomly selected from ten (10) communities in the Local Government Area. Questionnaire and interview schedule were used to elicit information from respondents. Data collected were subjected to descriptive statistics such as percentage and mean scores. The result of the findings show that 66% of the respondents are married, 72% are females, they are all literate (100%), 77% had a household size of 4-10, 74% have a monthly income of N10,000-100,000, 66% fell within the age bracket of 30-50years and 72% have a means of livelihood. The main pattern or ways frozen fish was consumed or taken by the respondents in the study area were; dried/roasted (51%) while 33% consume frozen fish when it is cooked fresh. The factors militating against frozen fish consumption in the study area are: bad/unpleasant smell (m= 3.43), poor power supply (m= 2.57), loss of nutrient (m= 3.29), spoilage (m= 3.87), unavailability of preferred specie (m= 2.90), complex preparation (m= 2.66) and exposure to flies (m= 2.53).


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v99i3-4.11992