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a. Geographical coverage and outlet wise sales

The marketing activities of the Project started during the sixties and at that time all efforts were made to popularize fish in fresh form, iced form and also in frozen form throughout Kerala State. Subsequently, during the seventies efforts were made to popularize fish products of all types in the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. As a specific promotional effort modern Fish Stalls were set up in the cities in Chennai and Bangalore and the products were sent from Cochin. After establishing these outlets in metropolitan cities, these were handed over to the respective State Governments. But direct distribution of fish and fish products by National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training in other areas of the neighbouring States continued and during eighties National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training started covering other regions of the country with canned and dried fish Products. To create more awareness about processed fish products the Project conducted seafood special dives in various places on an All-India basis to find out the effect of market promotion activities.

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b. Ernakulam Stall

Situated in the heart of Cochin City, attached to the Project premises, this stall has been the most potential channel for distribution of National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training products. All types of products like frozen fish, dried fish, canned fish and specialty products and sold to the consumers in retail from this stall.

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c. Alwaye Stall

Situated in the Factory Township of Fertilizers And Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT) at Eloor, this stall has a very limited potential in that the clientele here are strictly confined to the resident factory employees of Fertilizers And Chemicals Travancore Limited, Travancore-Cochin chemicals and India Rare Earth Movers. This stall has been shifted to Angamali in December 1998 for better coverage.

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d. Palai Stall

Situated in the suburban town of Palai on the valleys of the high ranges in Kottayam district, the stall has a good sales potential. Frozen, dried and canned products find good market here.

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e. Rural Marketing

The Project has been conducting rural marketing and survey programme since 1976-77 to cover the various market centres in the suburban, rural and high range areas of the Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Quilon districts in Kerala. Though interrupted due to unsteady supply levels, the programme could be carried out to the level of assessing the potentials in the various marketing centres. It was understood that regular and steady supply according to the market requirements would help to boost the sales in these areas immensely. Fresh, frozen and dried products are well accepted in these areas.

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f. Canned and Dried Fish outlet in Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi

This outlet was established during 1983 October. The aim of this outlet was to popularize the canned fish and dried fish products to the middle class and lower middle class population of the city. Publicity was given through newspapers about the stall and products available. The initial hesitation about the canned fish thinking it was too sophisticated was proved to be other wise. In due course, bulks of the customers were from middle class and lower middle class sections of the society. With regard to the dried fish it was observed that initially people who are otherwise used to dry fish eating only came forward and that too for the familiar varieties like mackerel, shark etc. In subsequent years, almost all varieties of dried fish were accepted not only by the regular customers but also by large number of new customers who never had eaten dried fish before. This was possible only by continuous promotion and giving the recipes, leaflets etc. through the stall and explaining the various types of recipes and nutritive value to the customers through the stall. During 1993-94, pickled products in pouches and bottles were introduced in this stall which was also readily accepted by the customers.

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g. Dealers

In recent years, a large number of dealers located in various states of the country have shown a keen interest in marketing National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training products. Presently they account for about 25% of total sales in value terms. The dealers are from the Public as well as private sectors. The public sector dealers include Matsyafed of Kerala, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Development Corporation, Madhya Pradesh Matsya Nigam, Department of Fisheries of Assam and Kovalam Grove etc. These dealers are spread over several states. The sales through dealers would have been substantially more but for supply constraints. The details of sales through different outlets are given in Annexure - VII.

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h. Transportation of Products

The bulk of the frozen material and other products sold in Kerala were transported by National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training’s own insulated vans. In case of sales outside Kerala (which included mainly dried and canned products), the materials were transported wither by rail or by road. The infrastructure for transporting frozen material through rail and insulated trucks is adequate. However, infrastructure for preservation and sale of fish in frozen condition at retail outlets level is getting developed at major demand centres. This infrastructure is being used for multiple purposes including handling of poultry and meat products.

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Achievements / Post -  Harvest Technology / Popularisation of Processed Fish Products in the domestic market /
i. Addresses of the Outlets

  1. National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training Fish Stall,
    Fine Arts Avenue, Foreshore Road,
    Cochin - 16.
  2. National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training Fish Stall,
    Room No. 176-A, Angamali Municipal Office Buildings,
    Angamali.
  3. National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training Fish Stall,
    Municipal Office Complex Building,
    Palai.
  4. National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training Fish Stall,
    Near Super Bazaar, Choultry Junction,
    Visakhapatnam.

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Achievements

1. Fish Harvesting Technology  -

1.  Survey & Mapping of resources along SouthEast & SouthWest Coast  -

(a)[ Shrimp Ground ] / (b) [ Deep Sea Lobster Ground / (c) [ Other Bottom Fish Resources ] / (d) [ Pelagic Resources ] / (e) [ Antarctic Krill ]

2. Location of commercial concentrations of Fish & Shellfish  /
3. Introduction of diversified Fishing methods & Training

2. Post - Harvest Technology  -

1. Development of Processed Fish Products & By-Products -

(a) [Frozen Products ] / (b) [ Dried Products] / (c) [ Smoked& Canned Products ] / (d) [ Value - added Products ] / (e) [ Fishery By-products ]

2.  Pilot scale export of Processed Fish Products  /
3.   Popularisation of Processed Fish Products in the domestic market -

(a) [ Geographical coverage & outlet wise sales ] / [b] [ Ernakulam Stall ] / (c) [ Alwaye Stall ] / (d) [ Palai Stall ] / (e) [ Rural Marketing ] / (f) [ Canned & Dried Fish outlet - Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi ] / (g) [ Dealers ] / (h) [ Transportation of Products ] / [i] [ Addresses of the Outlets ]

3. Marine Engineering Division

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