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dc.contributor.authorJensen, Ida-Johanne
dc.contributor.authorBodin, Nathalie
dc.contributor.authorGovinden, Rodney
dc.contributor.authorElvevoll, Edel O.
dc.description.abstractThe Republic of Seychelles is located in Western-Central Indian Ocean, and marine capture fisheries play a key role in the country’s economic and social life in terms of food security, employment, and cultural identity. The Seychellois are among the highest per capita fish-consuming people in the world, with a high reliance on fish for protein. However, the diet is in transition, moving towards a Western-style diet lower in fish and higher in animal meat and easily available, highly processed foods. The aim of this study was to examine and evaluate the protein content and quality of a wide range of marine species exploited by the Seychelles industrial and artisanal fisheries, as well as to further to assess the contribution of these species to the daily intake recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). A total of 230 individuals from 33 marine species, including 3 crustaceans, 1 shark, and 29 teleost fish, were collected from the Seychelles waters during 2014–2016. All analyzed species had a high content of high-quality protein, with all indispensable amino acids above the reference value pattern for adults and children. As seafood comprises almost 50% of the consumed animal protein in the Seychelles, it is of particular importance as a source of essential amino acids and associated nutrients, and as such every effort to sustain the consumption of regional seafood should be encouraged.en_US
dc.identifier.citationJensen, Bodin, Govinden, Elvevoll. Marine Capture Fisheries from Western Indian Ocean: An Excellent Source of Proteins and Essential Amino Acids. Foods. 2023;12(5)en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2138283
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2023 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en_US
dc.titleMarine Capture Fisheries from Western Indian Ocean: An Excellent Source of Proteins and Essential Amino Acidsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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