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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part C

Assessment of seasonal price fluctuations of marine fishes in Karnataka


Author(s): BS Viswanatha, R Senthiladeban, M Rajakumar and B Mallesh

Abstract: The study was conducted to understand the seasonal price fluctuations for marine fish in Karnataka. The primary data was collected fortnightly by using pre-tested interview schedules and secondary data sourced from Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Limited (KFDC). The primary data analyzed using range and Coefficient of Variation (CV) and secondary data using price indices. The price instability was highest for high value fishes during June - July and less during October - November months. The price indices of medium value fish was maximum during June - July and minimum during September - October months. The monthly landing centre price indices for low value fishes highest during July-September. The highest CV was recorded in fish landing center, Mangaluru (144.24%) followed by Udupi (73.44%) and Karwar (74.07%). The highest CV was recorded in wholesale fish markets, Mangaluru (146.66%) followed by Udupi (70.94%), Karwar (73.13%) and Bengaluru (53.78%). The maximum CV was found in retail fish markets, Mangaluru (157.23%) followed by Karwar (70.06%), Udupi (68.15%) and Bengaluru (53.11%). The study recommends establishing price information system as well as cold chain infrastructure across the fish supply chain intermediaries to improve the efficiency of supply chain and stabilize the seasonal fish price fluctuations.

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How to cite this article:
BS Viswanatha, R Senthiladeban, M Rajakumar and B Mallesh. Assessment of seasonal price fluctuations of marine fishes in Karnataka. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(3): 168-172.
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