Small-scale fisheries of San Miguel Bay, Philippines: social aspects of production and marketing.

To examine the possibility of incorporating fishing communities into the Bicol River Basin Development Program, five studies were conducted in the San Miguel Bay area. Data were gathered from interviews with 641 fishing households and were supplemented by observing participants over a 2-year period. The first three studies analyze, respectively, the socioeconomic characteristics of fishing communities; the seasonality of fishing, processing, and marketing; and the economic role of women and children.

The effects of export prices on the demand and supply for fish in the Philippines

This paper describes the effects of changes in export prices on Philippine fish demand, supply, prices and trade. The analysis uses a multi-commodity-model of the fisheries sector that is based on the AsiaFish model. The results indicate that higher export prices lead to higher output and exports for the fisheries sector. However, such changes also cause a decline in the domestic consumption of fish.

Household socioeconomics, resource use and fish marketing in two thanas of Bangladesh.

This is a report of a socioeconomic survey carried out on a sample of households from owners and operators of small waterbodies in two subdistricts in Gazipur, Bangladesh, to find out the benefits of aquaculture if introduced there. The findings indicate that improved aquaculture technology will benefit the owners and operators of the small water bodies, and that low-cost technologies for aquaculture must be promoted among poor and landless people in order for them to adopt aquaculture.

Market access and trade liberalisation in fisheries

Fish and fish products provide important trade and livelihoods opportunities in many coastal developing countries. Nearly 40 percent of fish output is traded internationally with an export value of US$ 58.2 billion, making seafood one of the most extensively traded commodities in the world. Exports of fish products from developing countries today comprise 20 percent of agricultural and food-processing exports – more than tropical beverages, nuts, spices, cotton, sugar and confectionary combined. These exports are likely to increase as demand for fish products continues to increase.

Markets, marketing and production issues for aquaculture in East Africa: the case of Uganda.

Aquaculture is currently responsible for an insignificant proportion of total fish production in Uganda. However, given the increasing demand for fresh fish in urban and peri-urban araes, and threats to the supply of fish from natural catch fisheries, the potential exists for a strong market in aquaculture.

Tilapia marketing tests in Kuwait.

In 1982, live tilapia (Oreochromis ) were introduced into the Kuwait markets for the first time as part of a project to determine their aquaculture potential in Kuwait. Further market tests were held in 1983, 1984 and 1985. Various sizes (250-900 g) and two color patterns (natural coloration and red) of tilapia were sold and consumer response measured. Kuwaitis were initially cautious because the fish were unknown to them.

Fish availability and marketing system at local markets of a coastal district, Southern Bangladesh

Fish biodiversity is important for the future sustainability of aquatic resources in Bangladesh. However, stresses due to overfishing, climate change, habitat loss, eutrophication and pollution pose threats to fish biodiversity. This study was designed to investigate the availability of fish species, marketing channel and constraints associated with 5 fish market in order to provide suggestions for efficient management and fish marketing system in Patuakhali district.

Southeast Asian milkfish culture: economic status and prospects

Historically, milkfish (Chanos chanos Forsskal) has been the premier aquaculture product in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. However, there are significant differences in the industry's performance among and within these places, especially in terms of yield. These differences can be explained by different factor (land, labor, capital) endowments and by the fact that producers have generally been responsive to these conditions. In Taiwan and the Philippines, milkfish production is becoming less profitable over time.


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