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Table 7 List of variables related: knowledge, attitude and handling practice (KAP) of the society about fish post-harvest losses

From: Assessment of fish post-harvest losses in Tekeze dam and Lake Hashenge fishery associations: northern Ethiopia

Variables (n = 254)

No. (%)

Do you have regular time of setting, checking and hauling (removing) the fishing nets?


163 (64.2)


91 (35.8)

How do you keep your fish cool during processing (filleting and gutting) in your working area (fishing ground)

 In shady area(under tree, under caves) or using woods and clothes

168 (66.1)

 In cool area/air of night, early morning and well-ventilated areas

76 (29.9)

 By putting in sacks or jerry cans

6 (2.4)


4 (1.6)

How do you keep your fish cool during transport?

 In the jerry cans by covering them with sack/inside sacks

138 (54.3)

 Putting under the boats chair which is cool and shady or ventilated area

93 (36.6)


11 (4.3)

 No means

12 (4.7)

Do you wash your fish after harvest?


107 (42.1)


147 (57.9)

How long are you involved in fishing/fish trading?

 1–3 years

206 (81)

 4–7 years

38 (15)

 >7 years

10 (4)

Have you received any training on fish quality?


51 (20.1)


203 (79.9)

Do you observe any change in your fish during harvest?


246 (96.9)


8 (3.1)