Impact of mechanised fishing on the socio-economic conditions of the fishermen of Sakthikulangara-Neendakara, Kerala

Sathiadhas, R and Venkataraman, G (1981) Impact of mechanised fishing on the socio-economic conditions of the fishermen of Sakthikulangara-Neendakara, Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 29 . pp. 1-18.

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Abstract

In recent years Sakthikulangara-Neendakara area has gained considerable importance as a major centre of fishing industry in Kerala state. This has been brought about by the introduction of a large number of mechanised trawlers and consequent development of infrastructure facilities like ice factories, freezing cumcold storage plants and boat building yards. Mechanised boats were first introduced in this area in the mid fifties under the auspices of the Indo-Norwegian project and over the years there has been a spectacular growth in the fishing activities of this area. In the fifties the standard of living of the fishermen of this area was very low, showing considerable improvement in the sixties consequent to the introduction of mechanisation in fishing. Great strides have since been made in the socio-economic conditions of these fishermen and it was felt desirable to carry out a study of the same in order to assess the progress made in recent years so as to form abase for further planning of developmental programmes.Accordingly a survey was carried out in this area during march-May 1980 details of which are presented here.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fishing industry; mechanised trawlers; socio-economic survey; Marketing; exports; Neendakara; Shakthikulangara
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension
Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Economics
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
ID Code:3680
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 15:41
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