Economic Characteristics of the Fishing Society of Cangkol Village, Cirebon, Indonesia

Asep Agus Handaka Suryana *

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia.

Rizka Zahra Utami

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia.

Izza Mahdiana Apriliani

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia.

Ine Maulina

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The welfare of the fishing community in Cirebon City indicates that management and development are not equally distributed. The management and development carried out will not run optimally if there is no in-depth understanding of the characteristics of the regional community. This research aims to map economic characteristics, as well as to analyze the driving and inhibiting factors of the fishing community in Cangkol Village. The research was carried out in April–June 2023. The result showed that the average income of skipper fishermen was Rp. 3,288,195.83, while the average wage for crew members was Rp. 1,183,250.00/month. The fishing community in Cangkol Village are fishermen with a traditional fishing unit with a 3 GT boat, hand line fishing gear, and a one-day fishing system. The types of fish caught are Lutjanus rusellii, Diagramma melanacrum, Lutjanus bitaeniatus Cephalopholis boenack, Scombroides tala, and other fish. The caught fish market is a monopoly. Marketing of catches through two channels, namely through middlemen or directly to consumers with a door-to-door promotion system.

Keywords: Fishing technology, fisherman's income, marketing mix


How to Cite

Suryana, Asep Agus Handaka, Rizka Zahra Utami, Izza Mahdiana Apriliani, and Ine Maulina. 2023. “Economic Characteristics of the Fishing Society of Cangkol Village, Cirebon, Indonesia”. Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research 25 (3):12-17. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajfar/2023/v25i3663.

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