Assessment of socio-economic impact of mud bank fisheries along Punnapra, Kerala

Shyam, S Salim and Manjusha, U and Pushkaran, K N and Suresh, V K and Sunil, P V (2016) Assessment of socio-economic impact of mud bank fisheries along Punnapra, Kerala. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 4 (2). pp. 32-39. ISSN 2347-5129

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    Abstract

    Mud banks are unique formations which are characteristic to the south west coast of India and it commensurates with the fishing holidays or closed season in fisheries. The fishermen who are devoid of fishing activities during the monsoon ban period gets to huge amount of shoals finds this as an opportunity to gain the sole income. The fishing operations in the mudbank area are done at a lower depth, and hence the fishing costs tend to remain significantly low leading to huge profitability and increased returns. A cost benefit study related to mudbank fisheries was conducted in Punnapra of Alappuzha district, Kerala during 2014 and 2015 among non-motorized, motorized and mechanised sector. In spite of a slight increase in the fisheries landings during 2015 compared to 2014 it did not reflect in the income gained by the fishermen. The difference in income was mainly due to the changes in fish composition during these periods. Many fisheries operations face economic difficulties as a result of high fuel prices and low income.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mudbank, fisheries, operations, catch composition, profitability, cost and earnings
    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: 08 Mar 2016 06:14
    Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 06:14
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10689

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