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Table 6 Major challenges encountered in fish post-harvest by the respondents (fishers and aquaculture producers) in Siavonga district

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

Challenge Category Total, n (%)
Artisanal fishery Commercial fishery Aquaculture production
Fish losses due to theft, n (%) 1 (2.08) 5 (8.47) 1 (7.69) 7 (5.9)
Poor road network to the market, n (%) 5 (10.20) 2 (3.39) 3 (23.08) 10 (8.26)
Lack of cold storage facilities, n (%) 18 (36.73) 26 (44.07) 2 (15.38) 46 (38.02)
Competition on the market, n (%) 2 (4.08) 2 (3.39) 2 (15.38) 6 (4.96)
Strict Government regulations, n (%) 3 (6.12) 1 (1.69) 1 (7.69) 5 (4.13)
Weather conditions, n (%) 15 (30.61) 19 (32.20) 4 (6.78) 38 (31.40)
Others (unspecified) 5 (10.20) 4 (6.78) 0 (0.00) 9 (7.44)
Total, n (%) 49 (100) 59 (100) 13 (100) 121 (100)