Sardine economy of Kerala: Paradigms and Perspectives

Shyam, S Salim and Rahman, M Ramees and Antony, Bindu (2015) Sardine economy of Kerala: Paradigms and Perspectives. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 2 (6). pp. 351-356.


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    Among the commercially important marine fish species harvested in India, oil sardine occupies the foremost position along with mackerel in terms of landings and consumption. About 85 per cent of the Keralites eat fish and hence its role in the economy is of paramount importance in the present scenario of escalating fish landings along with the fluctuating sardine landings. The primary data was collected from 600 households of the three major cities of Kerala using the simple random sampling method. The demand – supply gap of sardine in Kerala is analysed and forecasted which indicates widening demandsupply gaps. The study reveals that there is boundless sardine demand-supply gap in Kerala economy which was usually ironed up by the interstate fish business. Moreover, the study inspects the effect of bait industry upon the food security, fishing pressure, and reduced post-harvest job opportunities.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishery; Sardine; Economy; Demand-Supply gap; Food security; Bait industry; Fish feed industry; Fish meal
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    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: 23 Jul 2015 07:53
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:01

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