Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2019, 67, 189-196
Published online 2019-02-28

Differences in Live Fish Marketing of Traditional Pond Aquaculture and Intensive Aquaculture in Czechia

Antonín Vavrečka1, Petra Chaloupková2, Lukáš Kalous1

1Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic
2Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Department of Economics and Development, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic

Received July 17, 2018
Accepted November 21, 2018

The seasonality of fish marketing is a very important character for aquaculture production. We analysed data regarding the situation at the Czech market in 2015 and 2016 available in the information system of the State Agricultural Intervention Fund. The most significant volumes of freshwater fish were traded by traditional pond aquaculture companies (TPA) and approx. 1/3 of the all‑year production was sold at the end of the year (December). Another significant time when the supply of live fish from the TPA on the domestic market slightly increased was in March and then in April, i.e. before Easter, which represented approximately one fifth of all aquaculture production. The weakest periods in terms of marketing fish of TPA were the beginning of the year, i.e. during the first two months (January and February) and the period from May to September. On the contrary, the situation was different in intensive fish aquaculture companies (IA) which had the most significant volumes traded between April and September and then in November and December. However, the sold volume of fish from IA was not strictly concentrated in a single period.


We are grateful to Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic and its institutions for providing primary data for our analyses. The contribution was supported by programme NAKI II number DG18P02OVV057.


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