Fish Skin as a sustainable alternative to Animal Skin

Salem Isegbe


Fishes generate an enormous amount of waste; despite being used to produce by-products. Humans consume majority of fishes caught or farmed and, fish skin is one of the parts which usually end up as waste. This paper seeks to explores the sensible sourcing of fish skin as a raw material, to produce fish leather, giving a walk-through of the process involved, comparing the skin to those of terrestrials and emphasizing the utilization in various industries.


Sustainability; Biology: Sensible sourcing; Waste generation; Fish Leather

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