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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (352) Last page : (357)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4013

Value Chain Analysis of Farmed Shrimp in Navsari District of Gujarat

MahidaNavghan*, Nalini Ranjan Kumar, Stanzin Gawa and Hoilenting
Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Versova, Mumbai- 400 061
*Corresponding Author E-mail: hortsuren@gmail.com
Received: 8.06.2017  |  Revised: 17.07.2017   |  Accepted: 20.07.2017  


The study emphasizes analysis of value chain identification, actors involved and their processes, value addition at each stage and prevailing constraints or problems in the value chain of farmed shrimp in Gujarat. The findings of the study will help in motivating shrimp farmers for use of the most efficient value chain. A total of 110 respondents were interviewed to collect relevant information for the study. The collected data was analyzed using appropriate tools to achieve the objectives of the present study. Farmers, commission agents, processors and export agents were the four main actors who contributed directly to shrimp production and influenced the economic value. Other actors like seed supplier, feed supplier, medicine supplier, equipment supplier, transporters etc., impacted indirectly to the shrimp production as well as the value chain. The flow of Volume of produce in the chain started from farmers and about 92.6 percent, 0.07 percent and 7.33 percent of total volume shrimp flows to shrimp commission agent, farm consumption, and domestic market, respectively. The processor exported 82.6 percent volume of shrimp through an export agent and 10 percent was waste which further sold to fishmeal plants. Value addition in the chain was Rs.389/kg (P. monodon) and Rs.253/kg (L. vannamei) at a farming level which was maximum share in profit and cost in the chain. Second highest cost contributed by processors Rs.55.8/kg and Rs.46.2/kg in the value chain of P. monodon and L. vannamei, respectively. The shrimp culture in Gujarat is facing various problems and threats and is struggling for sustainability. Lack of availability of quality seed, high feed cost is some of other problems facing the farmers. So the study on various issues and problems in shrimp farming is very important to create awareness among the farmers to sustain the culture. Implementing Better Management Practices (BMPs) in field level and following strict bio-security measures are very important for sustainable farming in the State.

Key words: Shrimp, P. monodon and L. vannamei, Lack

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Cite this article: Navghan, M., Kumar, N.R., Gawa, S., Hoilenting, Value chain analysis of farmed shrimp in Navsari District of Gujarat, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 352-357 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4013