A Portrait of the Young Fish Consumer

Mirela Samfira, Ionel Samfira, Codruţa Gavrilă, Mihaela Beru

Abstract


This paper is a study concerning the motivation and importance of fish and fish product consumption. The study was carried out on a sample of 112 students (from two high-schools in the Caras-Severin County and from the BUASVM in Timisoara, Timis County) aged 18-25. The main goal of this study was to assess briefly the future fish consumer in the context of the increasing world fish and fish product consumption. The subjects has to fill in a questionnaire containing 15 open-answer questions and close questions concerning the frequency of fish consumption, their preferences, choice criteria, and consumer rights. The results were relevant from the point of view of fish consumption, of the species preferred, and of the awareness concerning the importance of fish in the healthy diet; but it supplied les satisfactory conclusions concerning the preferred type of fish and fish products (frozen) and consumption frequency.


Keywords


fish consumption; fish products; young adult

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LUCRARI STIINTIFICE ZOOTEHNIE SI BIOTEHNOLOGII (SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ANIMAL SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES)

ISSN print 1841 - 9364
ISSN online 2344 - 4576
ISSN-L  1841 - 9364
(former ISSN 1221-5287, E-ISSN 1841-9364)

PUBLISHER: AGROPRINT Timisoara, Romania
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