Commercialization of Fish and their Consumption Rate by the Population of Uvira, South Kivu, DR CONGO

Authors : Amisi Manala Christian, Mukabo Okito Gabriel, Kwibe Assani, Lubunga Dunia Papy

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 1 - January

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Commercialization of fish and their consumption rate by the population of Uvira, South Kivu, DR CONGO. This study was conducted in three major markets in the city of Uvira, South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo for 4 months, from the beginning of February until the end of May 2016. Its objective was to systematically inventory all species of fish sold according to their nature in the three major markets of Uvira by comparing their rate of consumption by the population with other sources of animal protein sources. The accelerated method of participatory research was used to gather information from the different target groups. A total of 20 vendors and 180 households were surveyed. The study found that the fish marketed in the different markets of the city of Uvira come from different origins: in addition to fresh fish from the different landing beaches of this environment, there are processed fish (smoked, salted and dried) imported from several other localities in the neighboring territory of Fizi. The most commercially marketed fish in the markets of Uvira are Latesstappersii (adult and juvenile), Stolotrissatanganicae (adult and juvenile) and Limnothrissamiodon. These fish with an average unit price of 500 Congolese francs are accessible on the stock exchange of the majority of households of which 85% use less than 1000 Congolese francs for the purchase of fish than meat.

Keywords : Availability; Fish; Market; Consumption; Uvira-RDC.


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