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. Pillai, V N and Menon, N G,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 876-894.



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 Economic and Extension > Fisheries Economics
Socio Economic and Extension > Fish Marketing
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:4334
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 12:22
Last Modified:04 Oct 2010 12:22

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