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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 2, Part A

A survey on socioeconomic status, profitability of Clarias gariepinus sales and constraints of fish sellers along river Taraba, Taraba state, Nigeria


Author(s): Danba EP

Abstract: A survey on socio-economic status, profitability of smoked Clarias gariepinus sales and constraints encountered by fish sellers along River Taraba, Taraba State, Nigeria was conducted from November 2017-April 2019. Unemployment, poverty and the hustle for survival have necessitated the business of buying and selling of Clarias gariepinus for profit-making. The study uncovered the socioeconomic attributes of Clarias gariepinus sellers, find out buying and selling prices, described the selling margin, selling efficiency and constraints encountered by Clarias gariepinus sellers. Data collected via a structured questionnaire were analyzed using simple descriptive and inferential statistics. The results depicted a profitability index of 0.14% and 0.15% for wholesalers and retailers. The wholesalers' mean selling margin and selling efficiency was N159.90 and 664.01, while the mean selling margin and selling efficiency of the retailers was N169.12 and 847.14. Inadequate capital was the main restriction to fish selling. It is recommended that Clarias gariepinus sellers should enroll in a cooperative society to enhance access of finance, youths should venture into Clarias gariepinus sales since it is fruitful.

Pages: 32-37  |  68 Views  6 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Danba EP. A survey on socioeconomic status, profitability of Clarias gariepinus sales and constraints of fish sellers along river Taraba, Taraba state, Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2022;10(2):32-37.
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