International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2016, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part I
Study on fish marketing and packaging system in Natore, BangladeshAuthor(s):
Shyamal Kumar Paul, Ahasan Habib, Bhakta Supratim Sarker, M Golam Mustafa and Kong Chain MarmaAbstract:
The present study was carried out during the period from January to June, 2006 to find out the fish marketing and packaging system at Singra bazar, Natore lal bazar, Chackoir bazar, Lalpur bazar, Bagatipara bazar and Baraigram bazar. The Paikers carried the fish (about 42%) to the markets by their own or hired transport and sell those to wholesalers who in turn sold those fish to the retailer. On the other hand, farmers sold their fish directly to the wholesaler (about 51%); the wholesalers sold it to the retailer and rest of 7% sold by the fish farmer to the retailer directly. Numbers of retailers were found 45 at Singra, 32 at Gurudaspur, 56 at Natore lal bazar, 26 at Bagatipara, 25 at Lalpur and 36 at Baraigram. Among the fish market, highest fish sold by retailer at Natore lal bazar (210 Kg. /day) and lowest at Bagatipara bazar (98 Kg. /day) and average prices of fishes were down from January to March and high in April to June. We observed that the total marketing cost was estimated at 694 Tk. /quintal from farmers to retailer. Transportation (20.2%) was more expensive sector among other expenses such as aratder commission (15.6%), wastage (13.7%), and personal expenses (12.5%). The average net margin profit of fisherman was 370 Tk. /quintal, aratder was 270 Tk. /quintal, wholesaler was 402 Tk. /quintal and retailer was 604 Tk. /quintal. Among the packaging system, bamboo (30%), aluminum container (22%), plastic half drum (19%), plastic crate (15%), plastic full drum (7%), steel half drum (5%), and cork sheet (2%) were chosen for intermediaries.Pages: 651-657 | 2266 Views 59 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Shyamal Kumar Paul, Ahasan Habib, Bhakta Supratim Sarker, M Golam Mustafa, Kong Chain Marma. Study on fish marketing and packaging system in Natore, Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(5):651-657.