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Table 4 Reasons for using bed nets for drying fish and the year that this practice was started.

From: Unforeseen misuses of bed nets in fishing villages along Lake Victoria

  Number %
Reasons for using bed nets for drying fish   
   Fish dry faster on bed nets 64 75.3
   Inexpensive 38 44.7
   Fish do not stick to bed nets 25 29.4
   Fish dry straight on bed nets 17 20.0
   No other materials for drying fish 16 18.8
   Easy to obtain from NGOs 15 17.6
   Have enough bed nets 14 16.5
   Original colour of fish is retained on bed nets 8 9.4
   Strong 6 7.1
   Other 7 8.2
   Number of interviewees 85 -
Year when started to use bed nets for fish drying   
   2008 3 3.7
   2007 32 39.0
   2006 43 52.4
   2005 4 4.9
   Number of interviewees 82 100.0