Fish Marketing and Food Security in Nigeria Public Deposited

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  • Fish is an important source of protein for the middle-class and elites across Nigeria. The handling, processing, and marketing of fish products are essential complementary functions of all food production systems. Additionally, the fish trade offers substantial employment opportunities in many coastal and inland areas where fish is caught. The importance of fishery products and its marketing had always been an important discourse among scholars due to its contributions to Gross National Product and the per capital income of fishermen in Nations with fishing capabilities. In Nigeria, however, given increasing demand for fish, there seems to be a potentially strong market for the product. And markets determine marketing policies. So, markets have to be considered before policy making can start. This study proffer solutions to some key questions in the study of marketing of fish products in Nigeria such as: Key questions on: commodity chains/networks, trader roles, control of market space, market information, credit provision, transportation questions, consumption pattern, food safety regulation, Key questions around legislation, standardization of weights and measures, trader associations, Pricing, the role of traditional authorities, and alternatives to traditional intermediaries/ forms of supply. This paper therefore focuses on fish marketing and food security in Nigeria. Its various stages of development were considered. The study also shows some major findings that will assist policy makers. It also revealed the key roles of storage and processing as main factors aimed at improving fish marketing in Nigeria.
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  • Agbebi, Funmilola Omolara. 2010. Fish Marketing and Food Security in Nigeria. 10 pages. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 13-16, 2010, Montpellier, France: Economics of Fish Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Balancing Uses, Balancing Costs. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2010.
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