Fish consumption patterns in a multi-racial society: a case study in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia uri icon


  • This paper presents the results of a survey of 270 households in Malaysia's largest urban area consisting of the national capital Kuala Lumpur and the adjacent city of Petaling Jaya in the State of Selangor. The survey was designed to obtain information about household consumption levels and patterns with respect to fish and other seafoods. The sample of households consisted on 90 from each of Malaysia's major ethnic communities: Malay, Chinese and Indian, and each ethnic sub-sample was stratified by income level. The survey was conducted in 1982 by three final year students from the Faculty of Resource Economics and Agribusiness, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia

publication date

  • 2008