An Analysis of the Post Tsunami Domestic Fish Marketing and Consumption Trends in Sri Lanka Public Deposited

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  • Seafood is a staple for most Sri Lankans and the country is a net importer of seafood, because of the heavy consumption. Tsunami has had crippled the Sri Lanka’s main protein supply system and thousands of others in marketing chain lost their jobs. The main focus of the study was to trace the impact of tsunami on domestic fish marketing and post tsunami fish consumption trends in Sri Lanka. Rapid Market Appraisal was carried out to obtain a cross-country comparative perspective on domestic marine fish marketing and mapping the supply chain. Rapid market appraisal was based on semi-structured interviews with key informants of the domestic fish marketing system and the field observations of knowledgeable observers. Three to five participants from each stage of fish marketing system were interviewed to obtain a reliable picture. Marine fish production (dropped by 76%) and fishing operations are long away from the pre-tsunami situation. Tsunami has had devastated the marine fish marketing infrastructure along the south and east coasts, including harbors, landing sites, auction halls, municipal fish markets, private fish stalls, trading vehicles, ice plants, cold storage facilities and processing plants. Tsunami’s impact on domestic fish consumption led to trade losses and badly affect on the fish consumption in coastal villages than the cities where they have better consumption opportunities. The demand for dry fish and canned fish was increased but not for meat products.
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  • Jayantha, S.P.M. and Tanaka Hideki. 2006. An Analysis of the Post Tsunami Domestic Fish Marketing and Consumption Trends in Sri Lanka. In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 11-14, 2006, Portsmouth, UK: Rebuilding Fisheries in an Uncertain Environment. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2006. CD ROM. ISBN 0-9763432-3-1
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