Awassa Fish Market

The small town of Hawassa, Ethiopia is located directly in the heart of the Rift Valley. The town sits on the basin of Lake Awassa and is home to the Awassa Fish Market. A wide variety of wildlife utilizes the lakeside environment, including water birds, monkeys, fish and hippos. The landscape is favorable to plant life and vegetation, making it an ideal place for birds to nest. Not only does Lake Awassa provide a suitable habitat for animals, but humans as well. The Awassa Fish market and lake are a way of life for fishermen and locals alike. Fresh Catfish and Tilapia are brought in by fishermen and are used as a food source or sold to waiting customers. Restaurants also prepare and serve the fresh catch in a variety of different ways.