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close this bookHandling, Processing and Marketing of Fish in Bangladesh - Part 1 (NRI)
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentGlossary of abbreviations
View the documentMap of Bangladesh showing regions and major cities
View the documentSummary
View the documentSection 1: Introduction
close this folderSection 2: Supply and demand
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View the document2.1 Fish production
View the document2.2 Exploitation of enclosed inland waters
View the document2.3 Species and product form
View the document2.4 Domestic consumption
View the document2.5 Exports
View the document2.6 Prices
View the document2.7 Future outlook
close this folderSection 3: The marketing of fish for domestic consumption
View the document3.1 Trade flows
View the document3.2 Marketing channels
View the document3.3 Marketing margins
View the document3.4 Marketing infrastructure
View the document3.5 Handling and transport
View the document3.6 Losses
View the document3.7 Government intervention in fisheries marketing
View the document3.8 The role of co-operatives in fish marketing
View the document3.9 Conclusions: Market efficiency
close this folderSection 4: The shrimp industry
View the document4.1 Trade flows and intermediaries
View the document4.2 Marketing infrastructure
View the document4.3 Handling and processing
View the document4.4 Packaging
View the document4.5 Losses
View the document4.6 Quality control
close this folderSection 5: Conclusions
View the document5.1 Problems of the existing system of marketing
View the document5.2 Possible measures to improve the marketing system
View the document5.3 Benefits from the proposed measures
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close this folderAppendices
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View the documentAppendix A: Source tables
View the documentAppendix B: List of scientific, Bangladeshi and English names of fish, molluscs and crustaceans
View the documentAppendix C: Functions of BFDC
View the documentAppendix D: Physical facilities belonging to BFDC


The authors would like to extend their sincere thanks to Mr Chris Price, from the Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling, who acted as their guide in Bangladesh, and whose prior knowledge and contacts were invaluable in carrying out this review. Thanks are likewise due to all those who co-operated in providing information, particularly to Mr Farouq Ahmed, Joint Secretary of Planning MLF, Mr M.L. Mujid, Joint Secretary (Fisheries) MLF, Mr Chowdhury, Director of Fisheries, Brigadier Sirajul Haque, chairman BFDC, Mr M. Hye, Planning Manager BFDC, and to Dr Nesar Ahmed of Jaganath University College.

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