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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part B (2020)

Inventory of fresh fish marketed in the markets of Kinshasa in the democratic republic of Congo (case of the Gambela and Matete markets).

Inventory of fresh fish marketed in the markets of Kinshasa in the democratic republic of Congo (case of the Gambela and Matete markets).

Author(s)
Basile Masua Tchomba, Willy Lusasi Swana, Clément Munganga Kilingwa, Patricia Wumba Mbumba, Santos Kavumbu Mutanda and Victor Pwema Kiamfu
Abstract
This study is based on the inventory of fresh fish sold in the markets of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the markets of Gambela and Matete with the general objective of establishing a list of the species of fish sold in these two markets. The surveys carried out on the two study sites covered 250 fresh fish sellers. After processing and analysis of the data, the results obtained show that the fish sold in the two markets are diversified. A total of 7 orders, 14 families, 16 genera and 20 species of local and imported fresh fish were inventoried. At the order level, our results show that the Siluriformes and Perciformes orders are the most abundant (with 30.8% respectively) followed by the Osteoglossiformes order (15.4%). Concerning families, Cyprinidae fishes are the majority (with 17.6%) followed by Carangidae (with 11.8%). Concerning the most sold fish species, it emerged that imported fresh fish (Trachurus capensis with 53.7% and Sardina madarensis with 13.9%) are the most sold compared to local fresh fish (Protopterus doloi with 10%, Parachanna obscura with 5.33% and Clarias spp with 4.89%). In terms of consumption, households consume more than two thirds of the fresh fish sold in the Gambela and Matete markets in Kinshasa.
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How to cite this article:
Basile Masua Tchomba, Willy Lusasi Swana, Clément Munganga Kilingwa, Patricia Wumba Mbumba, Santos Kavumbu Mutanda, Victor Pwema Kiamfu. Inventory of fresh fish marketed in the markets of Kinshasa in the democratic republic of Congo (case of the Gambela and Matete markets).. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(4):102-108.
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