Teaching not to F(in)ish? - Responsible Fisheries Series No. 6

Ramachandran, C (2004) Teaching not to F(in)ish? - Responsible Fisheries Series No. 6. Project Report. CMFRI, Cochin.

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Abstract

Nations having access to oceans are blessed with the wealth of many added resources. Fisheries form one among the renewable, but not inexhaustible marine resources. Majority of fisher folk in India, who depends on these resources for their livelihood over generations could not still get the benefits of rapid technological advancements and economic development. The operational efficiency of complex and diverse capture fishing strategies led to implicit conflict in resource use among stakeholders of different sectors. Mounting competition and continuous technological up-gradation in open access multi - gear, multi- species marine fisheries paved the way for increase in gross production with reduction in catch rates and per capita earnings. Excess capacity of fishing fleets due to overcapitalization has not only led to disguised unemployment and diminishing returns but also threatens the extinction of certain distinctly precious resources beyond the sustainable level. The marginalisation further widens economic disparity and coastal distress warranting massive extension efforts in capacity building and empowerment of stakeholders for sustainable production and equitable distribution.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Responsible fisheries series
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension > Responsible Fisheries Series
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:5199
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:11 Oct 2010 14:22
Last Modified:11 Oct 2010 14:22

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