International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part B
Fish marketing system and livelihood status of fish traders in Ishwarganj Upazila under Mymensingh districtAuthor(s):
Md. Shahidul Islam, Md. Saiful Islam, Anuradha Bhadra, Sonia Sharmin and Md. Rashedur Rahman SardarAbstract:
An investigation was carried out from July 2016 to June, 2017 to know the fish marketing system, available fish species and livelihood status of fish traders in Iswarganj of Mymensingh. In Iswarganj upazila, almost all type fish traded internally move through the private sector where a large number of people are dealing with fish distribution and marketing system. The market chain from producers to retailers goes onward through a number of intermediaries: traders, broker, aratdar, retailer, wholesalers and mahajans. On the basis of a sample of 15 traders from each of the nine markets, the usual amount of daily turnover of fish in this upazila is about Tk15 lac and the volume varies relying on the variation in catches during peak or off-season. Virtually most of the fish (Near about 90%) is locally supplied and about 10% brought from Mymensingh city. The amount of marine fish and freshwater fish supply amount is near about 5% and 95% respectively. It is estimated that about 25% of fish supplied in markets is Indian major carps, 10% exotic carps, 12% other carps, 5% marine, 14% catfish, 10% snake-heads, 9% small indigenous fish and 10% tilapia. Market structure, species quality, size and weight have an influence on the price of fish and it was obtained from the survey that the price of fish increases per kilogram with size and species wise. From this study it is obtained that marketing structure, quality, size and weight of species have an direct influenced on the fish prices.Pages: 109-112 | 425 Views 32 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Md. Shahidul Islam, Md. Saiful Islam, Anuradha Bhadra, Sonia Sharmin, Md. Rashedur Rahman Sardar. Fish marketing system and livelihood status of fish traders in Ishwarganj Upazila under Mymensingh district. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(6):109-112.