Salted fish of Lake Nasser’s fish catch

The majority of fish catch in lake Nasser belongs to about 10 species that collectively make up more than 95% of Lake Nasser catch.  The predominant species sold as fresh fish are the tilapias and Nile perch, Lates niloticus, Labeo and Bagrus, while Alestes spp., Labeo spp., Hydrocynus spp., and Eutropius niloticus are salted. Salting takes place on the boats during fishing trips whereas 20-liter tins are used for this purpose. Fish salting for the mentioned species is done to add value to these species which enjoy better marked and consumer preference in its salted form. About 5-10% of Lake Nasser fish catch is salted.




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