Profile and behavior of the consumers of soft crab caught with cages at Brazil coast

Adilson Anacleto, José Victor Andreatta, Gabriel Alcântara da Silva, Gláucia Marconato, Patricia Roberta Bonoli
2019 Revista Brasileira de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento  
The coast of Brazil has showed in recent decades a decline in fishing activity of fish and shrimp, and along the time, the fishermen sought some other ways to get sustenance to their families. Among the new activities, appeared the fishing for soft crab with cages, currently practiced by more than 350 families that extract the meat from the soft crab in the Brazilian coast. Despite the relevance there was found no studies on this subject that discloses data on consumer preferences of this
more » ... t, so in this regard, was held between September and November 2018 an exploratory-descriptive study with 177 consumers. The study revealed that the fried soft crab shell is the main delicacy preferred by the consumer, who consumes an average of 2.69 times a year. Consumption does not change in relation to age, gender and marital status, however, was noted an statistical differences by Spearman correlation coefficient, as it raises the level of education (r = 0,321;p <0.001), and income (r = 0,590; p < 0,001), consumption rises.
doi:10.3895/rbpd.v8n1.9927 fatcat:jvvka5meizfqxhwjrjx447iwmy