Fisher Welfare Impact Assessment on the Satellite based Ocean Information Services: An Appraisal

Shyam, S Salim and Monolisha, S and Kripa, V and Vipinkumar, V P (2021) Fisher Welfare Impact Assessment on the Satellite based Ocean Information Services: An Appraisal. Technical Report. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.

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    Abstract

    The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is rendering great service by providing timely information on wave heights, location of fish shoals and coastalweather conditions. MSSRF in collaboration with INCOIS has been bridging the gap between scientific know-how and field level do-how in nine coastal states of India. Studies are being undertaken to assess the impact of the coastalknowledge revolution on the economic wellbeing of fisher families. Nearly 4500 individuals who are receiving timely information were interviewed for the purpose of assessing the impact of timely information on their economic well-being. The study has been carried out by Dr. Shyam Salim and his research team which enabled to get the reaction of fisher families to the work being done on their knowledge empowerment. Dr. Shyam Salim and his team of supporting staff have done a remarkable job in conducting the impact analysis. The following are some of the major results of this study. 94 % of fisher folk have received Ocean State Forecast and Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) information through their mobile phones as text messages. Small craft fisher folk as a means to improve their livelihood and 40% of them gained increased income between the range of Rs. 10000 and 50000 above.A significant portion (27%) of fisher folk reported that they could prevent loss of life due to timely decision making with the aid of OSF information. Around half of the fisher folk reported to have prevented economic loss with net savings due to such timely information standing at an average of Rs 20000. I hope this impact analysis will help to strengthen the on-going efforts in taking the benefitsof modern science to fisher women and men.

    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fisher Welfare Impact Assessment; Satellite based Ocean Information Services; INCOIS
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    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: Mr. Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 08:07
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 10:47
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15230

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