Marine fish production and export marketing trend in Kerala - an economic analysis

Sathiadhas, R and Raghu, R and Kanakkan, A and Harshan, N K (2000) Marine fish production and export marketing trend in Kerala - an economic analysis. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 876-894.


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    Though the marine fish production has considerably increased over the years .the economically backward traditional fishermen in the nonmechanised sector has been highly marginalized with enhanced mechanisation and motorisation of the fishing units. Inspite of the increase in fleet size and decrease in the catch rates, the mechanised and the motorised sectors still sustain mainly due to the increase in the price of almost all the varieties of fishes. The present study was carried out in Kerala coast during 1995-96, to assess the sectoral contribution of marine fish production, export trend of marine products and economics of prominent craft gear combinations. Production trend clearly indicates a declining catch of oil sardine and catfish in recent years and marked improvement in the production of penaeid prawns and cephalopods. More than 20% of the marine products exported from India are from Kerala and the forex earnings by the state during 1994-95 was Rs. 816.64 crores. The need for giving emphasis for product development and value added products has been stressed to improve our forex earnings. Almost all type of fishing units operating along Kerala coast are found to be economically viable.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine fish production; export marketing trend; Kerala; economic analysis
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fish Marketing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 06:52
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26

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