Kochi: In a major initiative aimed at benefiting fish producers, consumers, traders and processors across the country, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has launched a research project for developing an online platform to facilitate effective fish marketing.
The project aims to develop a fish market and price information system and facilitate an e-auctioning platform for commercially important fish species. “As many as 1500 fish markets, including landing centres, wholesale markets, retail markets and aquaculture production markets, across the country will be selected for implementing the programme,” said a CMFRI official.
In the first phase, information on 500 fish markets from seven coastal states will be collected.
The CMFRI will report the weekly fish prices through electronic tabs. Entire dimensions of the fish markets such as geographical location, size, timing, access to transport, arrivals and disposals, species traded, infrastructure facility and average realised minimum and maximum price of around 150 fishes will be available on the websites of the NFDB (www.nfdb.gov.in) and the CMFRI (www.cmfri.org.in) from October 2019....