Demographic change in marine fishing communities in India

Shinoj, P and Gopalakrishnan, A and Jena, J K (2020) Demographic change in marine fishing communities in India. In: Demographic change in Asian fishing communities – Drivers, outcomes and potential impacts. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Bangkok, pp. 85-102.

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    This chapter is primarily focused on understanding the nature of demographic transformation taking place in the coastal fishing communities in India over the past four decades. Broad patterns of change with respect to key socio-demographic parameters such as the size and structure of population residing in the marine fishing villages, number of fisher households, average family size, poverty status, sex ratio and literacy rate are analysed based on four rounds of the marine fisheries census. Furthermore, other auxiliary details such as the availability of basic amenities in the fishing villages, trends in occupational profile of fishers, gender-wise variations therein, changes in the number of fishing crafts and other fishery related infrastructure are assessed in detail. The predominant pattern of labour mobility, which is a key driver of demographic changes as well as socio-economic transformation within the fishing communities, is discussed based on evidence from recent studies.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Demographic changes; marine fishing communities; India
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fishing Community
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 09:48
    Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 09:48

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