Motorization of country craft in Kerala - an impact study

Balan, K and Panikkar, K K P and Jacob, T and Andrews, Joseph and Rajendran, V (1989) Motorization of country craft in Kerala - an impact study. CMFRI Special Publication, 45. pp. 1-33.


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KeraIa occupies the foremost position in marine fish production in India, accounting for almost a quarter of the total landings of 1.6 million tonnes. Marine fishing using artisanal tackle is an age old tradition of the State. Mechanization was experimented in late fifties under the Indo-Norwegien project in Quilon area. The early sixties witnessed an important technological development, in gear, the shift from cotton to nylon nets. By mid sixties individual entrepreneurs entered the scene, paving way for a fast development of trawl fishery in the coastal waters. Commercial purse-seining started during the late seventies and the process of large scale motorization of country craft began in early eighties even though, experimental projects on motorization were tried much earlier (Jacob et al; 1987).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motorization; country craft; Kerala
Subjects: Fishery Technology > Crafts & Gear
CMFRI Special Publication
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 04:55
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:22

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