Technological options in the traditional marine fisheries sector and impact of motorization on the economics of gillnet fishing along Tuticorin coast, Tamil Nadu

Sathiadhas, R and Benjamin, R E and Gurusamy, R (1991) Technological options in the traditional marine fisheries sector and impact of motorization on the economics of gillnet fishing along Tuticorin coast, Tamil Nadu. Seafood Export Journal, 23 (4). pp. 26-36.

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Cost minimisation and profit maximisation are the twin interrelated objectives which influence the decision making of the investor on choices of techniques to be adopted for any production process. In marine fisheries the extensive adoption of fishing methods like mechanised trawling, shifting of cotton into synthetic nets, motorization of country crafts and innovative processing and preservation techniques in fish marketing are very much guided by the profit motive of individual fishermen. Capital being a scarce resource to many of the fishermen the choice of their fishing techniques at times drifts towards labour intensive devices.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Technological options; traditional marine fisheries sector; motorization; economics; Gillnet fishing; Tuticorin; Tamil Nadu
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Economics
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:5688
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:26 Oct 2010 14:48
Last Modified:26 Oct 2010 14:48

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