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Abda Abdalla Emam (2008)1
 aimed at highlighting on economics of fish production and marketing in Khartoum State, Sudan; during 2008/09
season. Studying the socioeconomic characteristics
of fishermen, calculating production cost and identifying the different production factors of production
represent secondary objectives. Primary
data was collected by using questionnaire. 75 fishermen were interviewed using random sampling. The
secondary data was collected from different
sources related to the area of the study. Descriptive statistics and quantitative
analysis techniques were used. Also,
Coefficient of Private Profitability (CPP) measure was used beside return per Sudanese pound invested. The results
revealed that about 52% of the
fishermen education ranges between primary and secondary school. About 46.7% of them have working experiences
more than 9 years. Also, return per Sudanese
pound invested showed that the business of fisheries was viable. CPP was more than unity which indicated that the
production of fish was profitable at producing
and/or the present price level. The study recommended that developing and modernizing the means of production
and packaging and encouraging investment in
this profitable and viable business.

Alam and Rumana Yasmin (2010)2
a study at fish marketing system in Swarighat, Dhaka, attempts to study
the existing marketing system, economic features of marketing activities
and inefficiencies. This study attempts to identify infrastructure facilities,
present market structure, nature of costs, profit margins and the factor
influence the marketing system. In Swarighat, almost all fish traded
internally move through the private sector where a large number of people are
dealing with fish distribution and marketing system. The market chain from producers
to retailers goes onward through a number of intermediaries: traders, broker,
radar, wholesalers, mahajans, and dadondars. On the basis of a sample of 20
traders from the market, the usual amount of the daily turnover of fish in this
market is between 2.5 and 3 million and the volume varies relying on the
variation in catches during peak or off-season. Virtually, most of the fish
(Near about 60%) is locally supplied, near about 40% brings in from all over
the country including Cox’s Bazar, Teknaf, Chittagong, Mohangang, Chandpur,
Barisal, Kuliarchar, Jessor and Satkhira, Khulna, Bicrompur, Mymensingh. The
marine fish supply and freshwater fish supply amount is near about 20% and 80% respectively.
It is estimated that nearly about 15% of fish supplied in markets is Indian
major carps, 10% exotic carps, 5% other carps, 25% hilsa, 10% catfish, 5% snake-heads,
3%live-fish, 5% small indigenous fish, 7%  prawn and shrimp, 5% tilapia and 10%
others including small chingri and marine fishes. Market structure, species
quality, size and weight have an influence on the price of fish and it was obtained
from the survey that the price of fish increases per kilogram with size and
species wise. A great amount of profit is made by all traders in the market in
a successful manner.

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1 Abda
Abdalla Emam and Eglal A/rahiem Saied Economics of Fish Production and
Marketing: A Case Study of Khartoum State, Sudan Journal of Applied Sciences
Research, 6(10): 1533-1538, 2010

2 Jobaer Alam and Rumana Yasmin  conducted a study at fish
marketing system in Swarighat, Dhaka ,2010; 8(12)