Economic efficiency of inboard ring seine fishery of Ernakulam District, Kerala

Aswathy, N and Narayanakumar, R and Abdussamad, E M and Harshan, N K and Solaman, K and Sunil, P V (2019) Economic efficiency of inboard ring seine fishery of Ernakulam District, Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (241). pp. 7-8. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    The economic sustainability of marine fishing and livelihood security of fishers largely depend on the economic viability of fishing operations. The inboard ring seiners are one of the major fishing gears employed by the traditional fishermen for harvesting small pelagic fishes in Kerala. An economic analysis of the inboard ring seine operations in Ernakulam District revealed that although the gross revenue earned by these fishing units increased in nominal terms during 2014-2018 period, there was downward trend in the economic efficiency. The net operating income per fishing trip declined from `59,936 in 2014 to `33,527 in 2018 with pronounced rise in fishing costs from `88,806 in 2014 to `1,28,749 in 2018. The increase in the size of craft, gear and engine horse power contributed to enhanced fishing capacity and fuel costs and it is highly imperative to standardise the capacity of these fishing units to achieve optimal input use efficiency

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic efficiency ; inboard ring seine fishery ; Ernakulam District, Kerala
    Subjects: Fishery Technology > Crafts & Gear
    Fish and Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 06:55
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 06:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14421

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