Empowering fisherwomen after tsunami in Kerala: Institutional lessons and insights

Shyam, S Salim and Sathiavathy, C R and Sivaprasad, P S and Athira, N R and Fernandez, Reeja (2019) Empowering fisherwomen after tsunami in Kerala: Institutional lessons and insights. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 61 (2). pp. 34-40.

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    Abstract

    The present study describes the status of multiday drift gillnet fishery for tuna from Chennai fishing harbour based on data for the years 2016 – 2017. The data is also compared with that during 1999- 2006. Both the craft and gear increased in size with consequent extension of fishing grounds and increase in the number of days/ fishing trip. The size of the boats increased to 20-23 m OAL from 11-12 m OAL and weight of the gear from 1 to more than 6 t. Annual average catch increased to 8523 t during 2016-2017 from 595 t during 1999-2006. Average catch per unit effort was 8310 kg as against 730 kg during 1999-2006. Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares and Skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis were the dominant species. The stock position of skipjack tuna and yellowfin tuna vis-àvis the three indicators indicated that the percentage of mature yellowfin tuna in the catch in 2017 was 68%, fish in optimum length 35% and mega-spawners 33% whereas in skipjack tuna the respective percentages were 99.5, 21.1 and 79.1. Problems and prospects of multiday tuna drift gillnet fishery are also discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Women empowerment, SAF and activity groups, structural equation modelling, principal component analysis
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fishing Community
    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: 12 May 2020 07:36
    Last Modified: 12 May 2020 07:36
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14243

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