Harnessing artisanal prowess in offshore fisheries: The case of Thoothoor fishers from India

Shinoj, P and Ramachandran, C and Muktha, M and Baiju, K K and Rohit, Prathibha and Narayanakumar, R and Padua, Shelton and Kumar, Shiv (2020) Harnessing artisanal prowess in offshore fisheries: The case of Thoothoor fishers from India. Marine Policy, 121. pp. 1-8.

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    Abstract

    India’s National Policy on Marine Fisheries (2017) has stressed on the need for seaward expansion of fishing to harness the potential of the deep sea and oceanic waters, given that the fishery resources from the near-shore waters are almost fully utilized. Against this backdrop, this paper undertakes a socio-economic analysis of offshore fishing being carried out by the artisanal fishing community based at Thoothoor on the Southwest coast of India. This is juxtaposed with an overview of India’s offshore and deep sea resource potential as well as the policy and infrastructural context. The findings points to the need for strengthening small-scale fishers’ capacity in exploring the offshore areas of the country with due regard to safety and sustainability concerns.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Artisanal fishing; Deep sea resources; Offshore fishing; Economic viability of fishing; India
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
    Marine Fisheries > Policy
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fishing Community
    Marine 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: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 09:21
    Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 09:21
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14813

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