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Title:Organisation of fish marketing and fish markets in Uganda
Author:Nyakaana, Jockey BakerISNI
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Research and Development (ISSN 0251-0405)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
fish processing
Economics, Commerce
Fishery industry
Abstract:Fish marketing in Uganda includes selling fish directly on landing, as well as on rural and urban wholesale and retail markets. There are also many itinerant fish mongers. Both fresh and processed fish is marketed throughout the country depending on prevailing demand, with tilapia dominating the commercial fish species. Most of the fish is consumed in urban centres. A description of the buying and selling of fish in Uganda reveals that fish marketing is in the hands of a large number of middlemen, fish markets are inadequately provided with infrastructural facilities, and government participation in the industry is limited. In the light of this, the author suggests that there is an urgent need to streamline the fish marketing system by introducing cooperatives, and if possible, a marketing board, so as to reduce the number of middlemen and make fishing a more profitable industry. App., bibliogr., sum