Demand for fish in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Fabiyi, Y.L. (1985) Demand for fish in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. In: 4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 26-29 November, 1985 ,Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, pp. 62-70.

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Abstract

It is generally recognized from the food balance sheet prepared by experts that Nigeria is a protein deficient country. Not only is the daily intake of protein low but the contribution from animal sources is extremely low. Fish has been found to be the cheapest source of protein in Nigeria hence the consumption of fish will supply the needed protein at a relatively low cost. The study, conducted in Calabar in 1981, was analysed using stepwise ordinary least square multiple regression technique as well as Pearson correlation analysis. The regression result was used to generate some demand curves for different levels of per capital income, as well as own price elasticity of demand. The results show that both own price elasticity of demand for fresh and frozen fish decreased as the level of per capital income increased while income elasticity of demand increased as per capital income increased. The calculated per capital consumption was found to be 5.18 kilograms and 4.31 kg per annum for fresh fish and frozen fish respectively. This is considered rather small since Calabar is a sea port where fish should be more readily available. The values of own price and income elasticities indicate that more fish will be consumed at every increase in income if both production and marketing are improved

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Demand for fish in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
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Fabiyi, Y.L.
Page Range: pp. 62-70
Date: 1985
Event Title: 4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Event Dates: 26-29 November, 1985
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Cross River State; diets; fish consumption; market research; proteins
Item ID: 3395
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 15:16
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:29
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3395

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