Factors Influencing the Fish Consumption Preferences: Understandings from the tribes of Wayanad, Kerala

Indian Journal of Extension Education
Year: 2021 (OCt-Dec), Volume: (57), Issue. (4)
First page: (23) Last page: (27)
Online ISSN: 2454-552X
Print ISSN: 0537- 1996
doi: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57405

Factors Influencing the Fish Consumption Preferences: Understandings from the tribes of Wayanad, Kerala 

M. V. Sajeev1*, Aparna Radhakrishnan2, A. K. Mohanty3, C. G. Joshy4, V. P. Akber Ali5, R. Gopika6, Suseela Mathew7 and C. N. Ravishankar8

1Senior Scientist,
2Assistant Professor (Agricultural Extension), Agricultural Information and Sales Centre, Kerala Agricultural University, Vengeri, Kozhikode 673010, Kerala
3Principal Scientist and Head, Extension, Information and Statistics Division, 4Scientist, Fish Processing Division,
5Community Social Worker, Tribal Extension Office, Kalpetta, Wayanad-673121, Kerala 
6Project Assistant, ICAR-WFC Project, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin-682029, Kerala
7Principal Scientist and Head, Biochemistry and Nutrition Division, 8Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin-682029, Kerala

Corresponding Author: M. V. Sajeev
Email: sajeev.mv@icar.gov.in

Received:
14-08-2021

Accepted:
 25-08-2021

Online Published:
15-09-2021

How to cite the Article

Sajeev, M. V., Radhakrishnan, A., Mohanty, A. K., Joshy, C. G., Akber Ali, V. P., Gopika, R., Mathew, S., & Ravishankar, C. N. (2021). Factors Influencing the Fish Consumption Preferences: Understandings from the tribes of Wayanad, Kerala. Indian Journal of Extension Education, 57(4), 23–27. https://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57405 Cite
Sajeev, M. V., et al. “Factors Influencing the Fish Consumption Preferences: Understandings from the Tribes of Wayanad, Kerala.” Indian Journal of Extension Education, vol. 57, no. 4, 2021, pp. 23–27, http://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57405. Cite
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Sajeev MV, Radhakrishnan A, Mohanty AK, Joshy CG, Akber Ali VP, Gopika R, et al. Factors Influencing the Fish Consumption Preferences: Understandings from the tribes of Wayanad, Kerala. IJEE. 2021;57(4):23‑7. DOI: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57405 Cite
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ABSTRACT

Fish consumption preferences vary with communities. The study aims to study the socio personal and fish consumption profile of the seven major tribes of Wayanad, Kerala. Species preferences, factors affecting the fish purchase and consumption, health profile and symptoms of tribes in relation with iron deficiency anaemia, association between fish consumption and health of tribes were investigated. Data were gathered through a questionnaire completed by 200 tribal households from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Results indicate that Sardine was the most consumed and preferred fish and percapita fish consumption of tribes was far below the state average. In conclusion, the price of fish ranked as the first and foremost important factor affecting the fish purchase and consumption of the tribes surveyed, and the fish consumption variables were highly associated with health values. Increasing awareness about the health benefits of fish consumption and building capacity of tribes to prepare fish-based products based on their taste and preferences can aid improved fish consumption among Wayanad tribes. Therefore, to establish and adopt fish consumption guidelines for the tribes of Wayanad, the factors mentioned in the study need to be integrated into the projects and policies.

Keywords

Factors, Fish consumption, Kerala, Tribes, Wayanad