Problems facing the fishermen of the Beche-de-mer industry

Ambrose Fernando, S (1994) Problems facing the fishermen of the Beche-de-mer industry. CMFRI Bulletin, 46 . pp. 110-111.

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Abstract

The main problem facing the fishermen of the beche-de-mer industry is the shortage of raw material for processing. The Government of India banned in 1982 to export material less than 3" has caused furtherr hardship to fishermen since 67% of the material processed is below 3" size. To overcome the crisis the industry should diversify and extend to other areas and also take to processing of other more valuble species. Suitable extension programmes on proper handling and processing will be very helpful to the fishermen to increase their income, besides this will help to fetch more foreign exchange for the country.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fishermen; Beche-de-mer industry
Subjects:Echinoderms > Seacucumber
Socio Economic and Extension > Fishing Community
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:2883
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:27 Aug 2010 17:13
Last Modified:27 Aug 2010 17:13

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