Techno-economic performance of mechanised fishing in Karwar, Karnataka

Aswathy, N and Narayanakumar, R and Harshan, N K and Ulvekar, Chandrakanth Ganapati (2017) Techno-economic performance of mechanised fishing in Karwar, Karnataka. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 64 (1). pp. 61-65.


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    The techno-economic and financial performance of mechanised purse seiners and trawlers operating in Karwar Fishing Harbour was compared using various indicators. The average diesel consumption per trip was 179 l for purse seiners and 79 l for trawlers. The average operating cost and gross revenue per trip were `21,818 and `44,383 respectively for purse seiners and `4,803 and `6,571 respectively for trawlers. Oilsardines and mackerels contributed more than 85% of the catch of purse seiners whereas shrimps and flatfishes contributed nearly 50% of the catch of trawlers. Capital productivity was higher (operating ratio - 0.49) for purse seiners than trawlers (operating ratio - 0.73). The economic and financial performance indicators like net benefit-earnings ratio (0.43), benefit-cost (BC) ratio (1.75) and internal rate of return, IRR (117%) were higher for purse seiners which suggested that the investment on purse seiners is a more viable undertaking when compared to trawlers in the location.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic performance; Internal rate of return; Net-benefit earnings ratio; Operating ratio
    Subjects: Fishery Technology > Fishing
    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: 31 Mar 2017 11:05
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 11:05

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