A case study of the economics of a traditional prawn culture farm in the North Kanara district, Karnataka, India

Pai, M V and Somvanshi, V S and Telang, K Y (1982) A case study of the economics of a traditional prawn culture farm in the North Kanara district, Karnataka, India. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 1, MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.

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Abstract

Economics of a traditional prawn culture farm situated on the northern bank of Badagani river near Haldipur in the North Kanara district, Karnataka, India is studied. The farm extends over 0.78 hectare and has a single wooden sluice gate. Culture of Penaeus indicus, P. Monodon, Metapenaeus monoceros and M. Dobsoni was initiated in January and continued up to may 1979. The traditional practice of trapping and holding was followed in stocking the farm. In all, 375 kg of prawns valued at Rs. 10,470.00 !were harvested of which. 52% comprised P. indicus and P. monodon. A profit of Rs. 7,770.00 was earned by the entrepreneur after meeting expenditure on the farm. An overall review of the economics of prawn culture in the area is given.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn culture; North Kanara; Karnataka
Subjects: Aquaculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2010 20:19
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:16
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2259

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