Factors Affecting the Market Price of Fish in the Northern Part of Surigao Del Sur, Philippines

Alapan, Maribeth P., Arpilleda, Errah Layza I., Altizo, Kemberly Jane R., Frias, Gerlyn Keene R., Ravelo, Jocel D., Cuartero, Odinah L.

Abstract


The study focused on the factors affecting the market price of fish in northern part of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. The study also attempted to find the significant difference among the identified factors affecting the market price of fish. The respondents of the study were the fishermen, middlemen, fish vendors and consumers of the six (6) identified coastal barangays in northern Surigao Del Sur namely: Linintian, Magosilom, San Pedro, Consuelo, General Island and Ayoke. The researcher–made questionnaire was the tool used in the study. Mean and ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) were used to quantify and analyse the gathered data. Based on the findings of the study, among the five (5) identified factors affecting the market price of fish, the quality of fish, as a factor, was found to greatly affect the market price of fish while water pollution was considered as the lowest factor affecting the market price of fish.Furthermore, it was found that all the five identified (5) factors cited in the study had significant contributions on the formulation of the market price of fish in the northern part of Surigao Del Sur.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jee.v7i2.10469

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