International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part I
Livelihood status of fish retailers and marketing system of three fish markets in Dinajpur district, BangladeshAuthor(s):
Akhi Sarker, MA Salam and KM Shakil RanaAbstract:
The experiment was conducted to know livelihood status of the fish retailers concerning the marketing channels, problems and consumers’ attitude. Fifteen fish retailers and consumers were purposively selected and interviewed from urban, peri-urban and the rural market each of Dinajpur sadar upazila. Data were collected through rapid rural appraisal (RRA), observation, personal interview and focus group discussion (FGD) on age, religion, education, housing, health status, sanitation, income, loan facilities, fish availability and consumption as well as market infrastructure and facilities. The economic status of urban retailers was healthier than peri-urban and rural area. Common health problems were cough and cold, lesion between fingers, joint pain, etc. Lack of capital, infrastructure and communication, inadequate storage and transport facilities, too many intermediaries and high price of inputs were the major problems faced by the fish retailers which need to be addressed through building proper market infrastructure and training for the retailers.Pages: 647-651 | 633 Views 36 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Akhi Sarker, MA Salam and KM Shakil Rana. Livelihood status of fish retailers and marketing system of three fish markets in Dinajpur district, Bangladesh. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2017; 5(2): 647-651.