JSS  Vol.3 No.5 , May 2015
Microfinance in Fisheries in China
Author(s) Xiaojing Wang
ABSTRACT

Because of lack of collateral and formal financial information, family aquacultures and small boat owners find it difficult to get loans from formal financial institutions. Fishery microfinance can partly solve the information asymmetry and incomplete contract problems in rural financial market, and it is an effective complement to formal fishery finance. The service object of fishery microfinance is mainly micro-enterprises in fisheries, including family aquacultures and small fishing boats. Fishery microfinance providers include formal financial institutions and many kinds of micro-financial institutions, among which China Fishery Mutual Insurance Association (FMIA) is the most famous one. Although micro-finance has a 20-year-history in China, there are still some problems that block its advance. The market is huge, but the existing providers are not providing good services and most are not sustainable. There is still a long way towards commercial operation and financial sustainability.


Cite this paper
Wang, X. (2015) Microfinance in Fisheries in China. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.35001.
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