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Journal of Aquatic Science. 2015, 3(1), 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/jas-3-1-1
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Occupational Hazards and Injuries Associated with Fish Processing in Nigeria

OLAOYE. O. J.1, , ODEBIYI. O. C.2 and ABIMBOLA. O. T.2

1Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre University of Agriculture, P.M.B 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

2Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management University of Agriculture, P.M.B 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: March 02, 2015

Cite this paper:
OLAOYE. O. J., ODEBIYI. O. C. and ABIMBOLA. O. T.. Occupational Hazards and Injuries Associated with Fish Processing in Nigeria. Journal of Aquatic Science. 2015; 3(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/jas-3-1-1

Abstract

Fish processing, the activities associated with fish and fish products between the time fish are caught or harvested, and the time the final product is delivered to the customer; is fraught with potential hazards and risks which are categorized into occupational, environmental, food safety and public health. This paper reviewed major hazards, injuries and risks associated with the fish processing industry in Nigeria. It further proffered strategies for their management and control. Fish industry stakeholders should therefore ensure that guidelines and policies which promote an environmentally friendly and sustainable industry are instituted and enforced.

Keywords:
fish injuries occupational processing

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