Vulnerability assessment of coastal fisher households in Kerala: A climate change perspective

Shyam, S Salim and Kripa, V and Zacharia, P U and Mohan, Anjana and Ambrose, T V and Manjurani, (2014) Vulnerability assessment of coastal fisher households in Kerala: A climate change perspective. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 61 (4). pp. 99-104.

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    Abstract

    Climate change, a global challenge facing mankind necessitates governments to develop mitigation and adaptation plans. The climate change has multidimensional impacts on environment, fishery, social, economic and development drivers. The perception level of the primary stakeholders leads to their proactive participation in disaster management plans. The present paper assessed the vulnerability of 318 fisher households in Alappuzha District of Kerala using PARS (parameter, attribute, resilient indicator and score) methodology. The methodology provides prioritisation and ranking of the different impacts as perceived by the fishers on environment, fishery and socio-economic parameters. The vulnerability indices were worked out for the fisher households. The fisher’s perception revealed that fishery was most impacted followed by economic and environmental impacts. Social impact was the least as opined by fishers. The study indicates that long term effects of climate change aren’t realised/perceived/impacted much among the fisher households. The fishers were more prone to loss in fishing days due to erratic monsoon. The results suggest immediate need to improve the primary stakeholders awareness by involving them in disaster preparedness, management and mitigation planning as well as implementation process.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation; Coastal vulnerability; Mitigation; PARS methodology; Rank based quotient; Vulnerability index
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Marine Environment > Climate change
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension

    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 06:31
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:00
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10301

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