Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sectors in Marine Fisheries of Karnataka, India: A Socio-economic Profile

Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Vipinkumar, V P and Mahadevaswamy, H S and Lingappa, (2014) Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sectors in Marine Fisheries of Karnataka, India: A Socio-economic Profile. Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Science & Humanities, 1 (21). pp. 32-50.

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    Abstract

    Marine Fisheries sector is a conglomeration of different categories of stake holders. The present study was conducted at Malpe fisheries harbour of Udupi district of Karnataka. The major categories of stakeholders were identified in the primary sector, the secondary sector and the tertiary sector. The socio-economic characteristics of each of these categories have a major bearing on the fisheries economy of the country. The study was conducted among a sample of 300 respondents, consisting of 74 from the primary sector, 133 from secondary sector and 93 respondents from the tertiary sector. The findings of the study revealed that among primary sector stakeholders, 86.66 percent of the Purse-seine operating laborers had undergone high school level of education. With respect to the average monthly income, the purse-seine operating owners had the highest average monthly income of Rs. 3.63 lakhs. This was followed by mechanized multi-day trawler operating owners with an average monthly income of Rs. 60,000. The purse-seiner single day labourer had an average monthly income of Rs. 9316 followed by the multi-day trawler labourer who had an average monthly income of Rs. 6700. Majority (60 percent) belonging to mechanized multi-day trawler operating owner category had availed loans during the current year. The major sources of loans were public banks. Among the secondary sector stakeholders, the wholesalers (58.06%) had high school level of education. 70.00 % of the women fish vendors had undergone lower primary level of education. With respect to the average monthly income, wholesalers had the highest average monthly income of Rs. 21,096. Decision making with respect to investments in business were done largely by men among the secondary sector stakeholders. Among the tertiary sector stakeholders, it could be observed that, majority of the petty shop owners of landing centres (80.64%) had undergone high school level of education. The average monthly income was maximum for the suppliers of auxiliary items.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine Fisheries; Karnataka; India
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 09:29
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:59
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10099

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