International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part C
Species availability and business trend of ornamental fish in Sylhet divisionAuthor(s):
Farjana Khanam Chadnee, M Shahab Uddin, Tanwi Dey, MD Sakhawat Hossain and Rima AkterAbstract:
This study investigated the marketing channels and present status of aquarium fish trade in different districts of Sylhet division in Bangladesh over the period of six months from 5 December 2017 to 4 June 2018. Two upazilas from each district were considered for data collection. Data were collected by questionnaire interview method. Among four districts, the highest number of aquarium shops was recorded in Sylhet district. Aquarium fish shops not found in Sunamganj district. Eleven (11) number of aquarium shops were found in Sylhet division, where 26 aquarium fish species were accounted. Amongst, 25 were exotic ornamental fish species and an indigenous species (Rosy barb) has been observed. The fishes from order Cypriniformes were dominant in market. In the present study, Discus was the most expensive species (1300 – 1500 BDT/Pair) followed by Parrot (450-700BDT/Pair), Oscar (280-450BDT/Pair), Butterfly (250- 350 BDT/Pair). Most of the other species were sold usually below 100 BDT/Pair. All aquarium fish species were imported from the internationals markets like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, etc. Importer/Wholesalers and breeders sell them to retailers, shopkeepers and finally the shop keepers sell them to the aquarium owners. During this survey, it was recorded that fish selling intensity decrease during winter months especially in January and February; and that time retailers engage themselves to other subsidiary business. The aquarium fish traders of Sylhet division were categorized into three groups such as (A) Aquarium fish traders of Sylhet district (63.63%) (B) Aquarium fish traders of Moulavibazar district (27.27%) and (C) Aquarium fish traders of Habiganj district (9.09%). The economic analysis shown that the Group A represent the highest benefit cost ratio and rate of return on total cost which were 1.42 and 27.034% respectively.Pages: 182-186 | 406 Views 35 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Farjana Khanam Chadnee, M Shahab Uddin, Tanwi Dey, MD Sakhawat Hossain, Rima Akter. Species availability and business trend of ornamental fish in Sylhet division. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(4):182-186.