The role of women in marketing of frozen fish in Lagos State of Nigeria

Adebayo, O. and Pitan, O.O. (2003) The role of women in marketing of frozen fish in Lagos State of Nigeria. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 156-160.

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Abstract

The involvement of women in the marketing of frozen fish in Lagos State (Nigeria) was examined in this study. Two hundred questionnaires were administered to fish marketers in five markets randomly selected within the Lagos metropolis based on their storage capacities. These markets were Balogun (500 tones), Idumagbo and Idumota (250 tonnes each) Obalende and Epetedo (37.5 tonnes each). From the study results, a greater percentage of women (64.2%) are actively involved in marketing of frozen fish in the study areas. Over 56% of these traders are retailers while about 33% are wholesalers. More than 91% of the marketers were found to be literate. A high percentage of the frozen fish are imported (68%), 27% from coastal fishing and 5% from riverine fishing. The commonest fish in the markets were titus (34%), sardine (32%), hake 19%, catfish 10% and argentine 5%. Catfish has the highest profit margin. The greatest problem of these traders is the lack of modern storage facilities and where available, the erratic power supply constitutes a problem

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The role of women in marketing of frozen fish in Lagos State of Nigeria
Personal Creator/Author:
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Adebayo, O.
Pitan, O.O.
Page Range: pp. 156-160
Date: 2003
Event Title: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 4-9 November 2001
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Lagos; fishery industry; fishery products; frozen products; market research; marketing; sociological aspects; surveys; women
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 3611
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:15
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:06
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3611

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