SALIENT ISSUES IN FISH MARKETING SYSTEM IN NIGERIA
Agbebi, F. O.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
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 capita 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. Since markets determine marketing policies,it has to be considered before policy making can start. This paper therefore focuses on salient issues in fish marketing in Nigeria. Its various stages of development were considered. It was revealed that the key roles of storage and processing are the main factors aimed at improving fish marketing in Nigeria.Among others the development of large-scale post harvests technologies and the improvement of transportation systems that can support the delivery of fish products to market has been recommended.