Marketing costs, margins and efficiency of domestic marine fish marketing in Kerala

Aswathy, N and Narayanakumar, R and Harshan, N K (2014) Marketing costs, margins and efficiency of domestic marine fish marketing in Kerala. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 61 (2). pp. 97-102.

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    Abstract

    Kerala is one of the important marine fish producing and consuming state in India. The total quantity of marine fish produced in the state increased from 6.04 lakh t in 2000 to 8.69 lakh t in 2012. The increase in the catches were mainly contributed by oilsardine and other low value pelagics while there was a decline in the catches of high value fishes. The reduction in the catches of high value fishes, rising costs of fishing and increased demand for marine fish in the domestic and export markets pushed up the prices. The prices of seer fishes, pomfrets and mackerels increased considerably at the retail markets in the state. This has promoted the increased transport of fish from other coastal states which involves more intermediaries in the marketing activity. The present paper discusses the structure of marine fish marketing in the state as well as the efficiency in different marketing channels. The analysis revealed that the marketing efficiency was high for commercial species like seerfishes and intermediaries were grabbing a significant share of the consumer’s rupee.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishermen’s share in consumer’s rupee; Marketing costs; Marketing efficiency; Marketing margins; Price spread
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fish Marketing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 04:53
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:59
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10157

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