Socio-economic impact assessment of monsoon trawl ban on marine fisheries sector of Kerala, India

Aswathy, N and Sathiadhas, R (2006) Socio-economic impact assessment of monsoon trawl ban on marine fisheries sector of Kerala, India. In: Proceedings of the symposium on Improved Sustainability of fish production systems and appropriate technologies for utilisation, 16-18 March 2005, Kochi.

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Abstract

Considering monsoon trawl ban as one of the important regulatory measures for resource conservation, in Kerala State an analysis was conducted to study the socio-economic impact of trawl ban to marine fisheries sector. Growth and instability in landings in the pre and post ban periods were analysed and the results showed the marine fish landings at a stabilised state with a positive growth rate of 0.108 % and a lower instability index of 11.4 in the post ban period. Analysis of the characteristics of ring seine fishery during ban period showed that nearly 10% of the trawl workers were employed in the ring seine units. The overall employment loss to fishing, fishing related and non-fishing activities during the ban period was assessed and policy suggestions given for alternate employment options for mechanised fisherfolk.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Socio-economic impact assessment; monsoon trawl ban; marine fisheries sector of Kerala, India
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Trawl Ban
Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:5672
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:26 Oct 2010 14:16
Last Modified:26 Oct 2010 14:16

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