The power of fish trader associations in the marketing of fish in Lagos State

Adeyemo, R. (1986) The power of fish trader associations in the marketing of fish in Lagos State. In: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 February, 1983 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 141-147.

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Abstract

This paper focusses on the activities of trade associations in the marketing of fish in Lagos State. The study covers 6 different markets in Lagos State of Nigeria. Analysis indicates that 86% of the traders are members of the associations. The ages of the traders range from 21 to over 55 years. However, majority are between the ages of 31 and 45 years. Traders secure their initial capital mostly from trade associations and Esusu/Ajo. Most traders have no working capital to maintain a regular series of outlets, so wholesalers turn to associations for funds, while retailers turn to wholesalers. They eventually pay back when they sell to consumers. The fish industry is found to be imperfectly competitive mostly because of the actions of fish trader associations. The fish marketing system is highly personalised and loyality exists between wholesalers and retailers and their customers

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The power of fish trader associations in the marketing of fish in Lagos State
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Adeyemo, R.
Page Range: pp. 141-147
Date: 1986
Event Title: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 22-25 February, 1983
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Lagos; fishery industry; marketing; trade
Item ID: 3435
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 28 May 2010 19:22
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:23
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3435

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