International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Availability of Fish in Brazilian Households: Analysis of Data from the 2008-2009 Survey of Family Budgets
Erika da Silva Maciel, Luciana Kimiesavay-Da-Silva, Juliana Antunes Galvão, Amanda Freitas Vieira, Jaqueline Girnos Sonati, Leandro Kanamaru Franco de Lima, Marília Oetterer

The objective this study was assessing the availability of fish for household consumption and survey the species preferred by the consumer. To meet these goals were used in this study: the Consumer Expenditure Survey data conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, with a probability sample of 68,373 Brazilian households between 2008 and 2009. These analyzes contemplated the North, Northeast, South, southeast and Midwest, plus the capitals of each state and the Federal District. The results indicated that the most consumed species in Brazil on this particular period were: hake, sardines, shrimp, tambaqui and curimatã. The study showed low fish consumption in some country towns however, in others household availability figures above the national average consumption. Therefore, it is understood that fish consumption can and should be encouraged in the country, through actions aimed at strengthening all links in the production chain, especially in fish distribution sectors.

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