Marketing system of some fish species in the north-eastern region of Bangladesh: An empirical study
Mehedi Azam, Md. Bokthier Rahman, Mst. Ruma, SM Oasiqul Azad, Md. Shahin Alom, Md. Yusuf Ali and S. M. Majharul Islam
In Sylhet district, several markets and super shops are developed to continue fish related business. Therefore, the study was undertaken to discern about the inclusive market status by employing PRP tools for a period of six months from June-November 2015. The study revealed that in supply chain about 5% consumers received fish and fishery products from fish farmers directly and rest 95% fishes reached to the consumer levels through intermediaries. About 55% fish species were found as local origin and 45% came from different parts of the country. The gross margin of paiker, wholesaler and retailer was 800, 400, 1100 taka/quintal whereas net margin was 600, 320 and 960 taka/quintal, respectively. It was found that 45% consumer not prefers to take fish in fillet form and rest 55% accepted fish fillet for consumption. Major constraints of the study areas were poor drainage, transportation, icing facilities, unhygienic environment. Not only GO but also NGO should take recommended measures to overcome the existing problems of fish market in Sylhet district.
Mehedi Azam, Md. Bokthier Rahman, Mst. Ruma, SM Oasiqul Azad, Md. Shahin Alom, Md. Yusuf Ali, S. M. Majharul Islam. Marketing system of some fish species in the north-eastern region of Bangladesh: An empirical study. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(5):923-927.