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This study was conducted to assess and compare heavy metals contamination in muscle tissues (edible part) of fish cultured in ponds received fresh, agriculture and sewage drainage water which could poses a threat to human health (consumers). The results of this study indicated no significant accumulation of heavy meals in the fish musculature of the three farms.

The demand for fish in Sub-Saharan Africa, as driven by the trend of diet-shift to fish, economic and demographic growth, outstrips supply. The resulting fish deficit is drawing attention of policy makers as it poses threats to economic stability as well as food security in the region.

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