The importance of dried fish in the nutrition of people in developing countries is well documented. It is a rich source of protein complete in the essential amino acids and with a net protein utillisation rating close to that of eggs. As protein deficiency is commonplace in the developing world, increasing the quantity of dried fish could help to improve the nutritional status of large numbers of people. Improving utilisation through reducing losses is an important means of increasing the production of traditionally processed fish in developing countries.
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK., 102 pp.