Economics of Traditional Gill Net Fishing Using Wind Energy Along Tamil Nadu Coast

Sathiadhas, R and Panikkar, K K P and Salini, K P (1991) Economics of Traditional Gill Net Fishing Using Wind Energy Along Tamil Nadu Coast. In: Proceedings of National Workshop on Low Energy Fishing, 1991, CIFT; Kochi.

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The paper highlights the economics of plank built boats .Ctamarans using sails operating gill nets at selected centres representing different regions of Tamil Nadu coast. Data on daily operational costs and earnings of catamarans and plank built boats operating various types of resource specific gill nets for different seasons have been collected for a period of one year. The average initial investment of a plank built boat with sails operating different types of gill nets varies from Rs.27000 to 60000 realising annual gross returns of Rs.55000 to 66,000/-. The average capital investment of a catamaran operating gill net ranges from Rs.6,5OO/- to Rs45000- depending upon the number of gear used for different seasons realising annual earnings 01 Rs.21,OOO/- to Rs.1.15 lakhs. The key economic indicators such as initial investment, rate or return, cost 01 production, net returns etc. have been worked out which indicate that utilsation of wind energy is most suitable and economically viable for the traditional fishermen operating gill nets along Tamil Nadu coast.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Economics; Traditional Gill Net Fishing; Wind Energy; Tamil Nadu Coast
Subjects:Fishery Technology > Fishing
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:5686
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:26 Oct 2010 15:48
Last Modified:26 Oct 2010 15:48

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