Socio-economics of trawl fishery in Saurashtra - a case study

Sehara, D B S and Kharbari, J P (1991) Socio-economics of trawl fishery in Saurashtra - a case study. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 110 . pp. 1-7.



The trawl nets are designed mainly to catch prawns and commercially important species i. e. exportable species. Of the total mechanized boats in the state of Gujarat (2894) the trawlers formed 50%.Porbandar is a big landing centre where about 600 trawlers land their catch. At this centre 400- 500 families are associated with trawl fishery. All the economic efficiency measures show that trawl operation at Porbandar was profitable during 1987-'88. An owner of a trawler could earn a sum of Rs. 22,438 in a fishing season of about 9 months. Infrastructure facilities are moderate to good. The socio-economic status of trawl fishery at Porbander can safely be marked as above average

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Trawl fishery; trawler; fishermen; fish catch; socio-economics; Porbandar
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Extension
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:2909
Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 11:59
Last Modified:23 Sep 2010 11:59

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