Serranids are important components of artisanal and commercial catch worldwide, but are highly susceptible to overfishing. In Pohnpei (Micronesia), a recent coral reef fish market survey revealed a reliance on night-time spearfishing and a serranid catch composed primarily of juveniles and small adults of practically all epinepheline species. Fishing effort was concentrated in one of five municipalities and was disproportionate to the population distribution.
The fry industry of the milkfish in the Philippines is alleged to suffer from certain inefficiencies, principal among which are an annual shortage to meet the stock requirements of the 176,000 ha of fishponds in the country, and the failure of the pricing system to direct and allocate the fry resources geographically. Contrary to these and other allegations, this paper presents a preliminary analysis that indicates a higher level of performance for the industry than hitherto supposed.
Market constraints are emerging as the major problem facing the Southeast Asian milkfish industry. Dramatic increases in aquaculture production, changes in real per capita incomes and consequent shifts in consumer preferences and magnitude of distances separating available production areas from major markets plus increasing transportation costs are all involved in the current marketing problems. Production trends, and per capita consumption and prices are detailed, considering implications for the industry.
This study examined the domestic trade in frozen fish sourced from Lake Tana, Ethiopia and identified uneven demand and supply, high harvesting cost, high price, great distance from market, low fish quality as the main constraints. Improvements are needed in the organization of fisher groups, fish quality, product range, market information, sustainable fishing practices and capacity strengthening of the government.
This working paper gives the (1) market prices of different species, and (2) seasonal price variations of carp fishes of Paikan Bazar, Sonkanda Bazar, Monirampur, Mahilara Bazar and Chandmuha hat Bazar, for the year January to December 1999. Data was collected for the medium categories (500-700 g) of fishes.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of a strategic planning mission to reevaluate the feasibility of WorldFish implementing a fish value chain research program in Uganda under the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish (L&F). The over-arching goal of L&F is to increase productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems so as to increase availability and affordability of meat, milk and fish for poor consumers and, in doing so, to reduce poverty through greater participation by the poor along animal source food value chains.
Fisheries are an important source of protein and employment for Sri Lanka’s population. The declaration of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in 1976 gave the country a water area larger than its land area. The coastal fisheries resources consist of small and large pelagic fish, demersal and coral reef fish, invertebrates, shrimps and crabs. The small pelagic fish contribute 70% of the catch from coastal waters with an estimated annual production of 152 752 t in 1997.
The fisheries sector of Vietnam plays an important role in the social and economic development of the country. The sector contributes about 3% of the GDP and fish contributes about 40% of animal protein consumption in the country. In 1999, total fisheries production amounted to 1.8 million t. Of this, 1.2 million t was derived from marine capture fisheries and 0.6 million t from aquaculture. Fish exports were valued at US$971.12 million in the same year. Vietnam’s marine fisheries and coastal aquaculture have further potential for development.
The objectives of this study were first, to understand the market chain of fish as traded by women in the south-eastern Arm of Lake Malawi, with a specific focus on analyzing how fish is moved from the lake to the wholesale market. Secondly, the study identifies HIV/AIDS vulnerability factors along this market chain i.e. from the point of catch to the wholesale market.