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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part C

Seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri Heller, 1862) fishery in northern Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil: Costs and revenues


Author(s): Laís Pinho Fernandes, Karina Annes Keunecke and Ana Paula Madeira Di Beneditto

Abstract: This study analyzed costs and revenues of the seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaues kroyeri) fishery practiced in Atafona harbor (21°37’S, 41°00’W), northern Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil. The highest financial investment is the boat construction, which includes engine, hull, winch and devices such as radio communication and rescue equipment (U$ 24,900.00-U$ 26,900.00). The bottom trawl nets for shrimp capture costs U$ 650.00. During fishing operations, the highest cost refers to fuel (diesel). The shrimp is sold by U$ 1.00 to U$ 2.00 per kg from fishermen to first purchaser (intermediate), and by U$ 4.00 to U$ 12.00 per kg to final consumer, according to shrimps’ size and processing. The weekly net revenue is U$ 380 per boat. Thus, this seabob shrimp fishery is an economic activity that requires a high initial investment with low economic performance to the fishermen involved.

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Laís Pinho Fernandes, Karina Annes Keunecke, Ana Paula Madeira Di Beneditto. Seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri Heller, 1862) fishery in northern Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil: Costs and revenues. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(5):172-175.
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