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Table 3 Post-harvest fish preservation practices used by fishers and aquaculture producers in Siavonga district

From: An assessment of post-harvest fish losses and preservation practices in Siavonga district, Southern Zambia

  Category
Artisanal fishery Commercial fishery Aquaculture production
Preservation practice
 Smoking, n (%) 28 (57.14) 0 (0.00) 1 (7.69)
 Chilling, n (%) 14 (28.57) 5 (8.47) 9 (69.23)
 Sun sun-drying, n (%) 4 (8.16) 46 (77.97) 0 (0.00)
 Freezing, n (%) 3 (6.12) 8 (13.56) 3 (23.08)
 Total, n (%) 49 (100.00) 59 (100.00) 13 (100.00)
Alternative practice
 Smoking, n (%) 9 (18.37) 0 (0.00) 1 (7.69)
 Chilling, n (%) 11 (22.45) 6 (10.17) 2 (15.38)
 Sun sun-drying, n (%) 6 (12.24) 12 (20.34) 0 (0.00)
 Freezing, n (%) 23 (46.94) 41 (69.49) 10 (76.92)
 Total, n (%) 49 (100.00) 59 (100.00) 13 (100.00)