Processing and consumption of salted mullet (Mugil sp.) in Egypt

Credit for the photo: David Sykora (Paraguay)                                                   Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

The photo shows the packing of salted mullet (Mugil sp.) before marketing. Although salted mullet is consumed all-year round, the consumption  during eastern is the highest peak of consumption because of inherited tradition. Usually, salted mullets are sold in special shops which sell salted fish which is in the same time the processor who carried out the salting process. In the past few years, few processors labelled their salted mullets which enabled their products to be displayed in supermarkets and to access regional markets where the demand on salted fish does exist. The sources of mullets to be salted are either capture fishery or aquaculture.


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