Preliminary studies on market potential of "Ikan Sebelah", Psettodes erumei in aquaculture industry

Nurdiyana Ahmad Denil, (2005) Preliminary studies on market potential of "Ikan Sebelah", Psettodes erumei in aquaculture industry. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Thiss study was designed around the abtmdance of Psettodes emmei, a local flatfish resource that remained the predominant flatfish species still underutilized by the domestic industry. This study identified three specific objectives that had to be achieved before Psettodes emmei utilization opportunity would be actualized; to determine the acceptance of P. emmei in local market, to analyze the supply and demand of P. erumei in local market and to study the preference of dishes which can be prepared using P. emmei. Infonnation on P. erumei resource availability, the landings and estimated sales and evaluation of P. erumei acceptance were gathered and analyzed. The results indicate that the acceptance of P. emmei by the society is relatively high as 73% respondents like to consume P. emmei and 82% respondents agree that P. erumei has potential in aquaculture industry in future. P. erumei is ranked 4th of the most preferred marine species by the public. The preference of P. emmei based on sensory evaluation shows that P. emmei bas higher preference than other species that has been used as samples. The landing of P. emmei shows a relatively stable pattern landing pattern all year round. The estimated sales are very low compared to the amount of landings. This indicates that P. erumei is not fully utilized which results in unfairly low price, when in fact can bring profitable revenues to Sabah.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psettodes emmei, flatfish, supply and demand, preference of dishes, price
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 08:06
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 07:47

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