Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) in Capture Fisheries: A Case Study in Vypeen Island of Ernakulam District

Antony, Pearly and Shyam, S Salim (2019) Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) in Capture Fisheries: A Case Study in Vypeen Island of Ernakulam District. In: Traditional Knowledge and Management Systems in Fisheries. Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Kochi, pp. 37-45. ISBN 978-81-934622-0-1

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    Abstract

    Fisheries sector is considered as one of the productive sectors of Kerala and it contributes about 3% to the economy of the state (DoF Kerala, 2011) The population of fisher folk in Kerala is estimated at about 10.85 lakhs of which 6.10 lakhs is involved in marine fishing activity. The total number of fishermen family is around 1.10 lakh with a population density of 2748/fishing village. The fishers engaged in marine fisheries dwell in small houses spread over the coastal areas. The coastal line of the Arabian Sea sprawling on the western part of the state is 590 km in length spread over nine coastal districts with 222 fishing village and 187 landing centres (Marine Fisheries Census, 2010). The total marine fish production in the state is 6.08 lakh t valued at 3803 crores at primary level and 5520 crore at retail level (CMFRI, 2011). The general living conditions and the economic status of the fisher folk in the state is considered not up to the living standards of the general populace of the state with a literacy rate of 72.50%. These fishermen possess rich indigenous technical knowledge and expertise in fishing activities which they transfer from generations to generations.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    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: 02 Dec 2020 07:34
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2020 07:34
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14728

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