Open sea cage culture in India- A sociological perspective

Ramachandran, C (2009) Open sea cage culture in India- A sociological perspective. In: Course manual: National training on cage culture of seabass. Imelda, Joseph and Joseph, V Edwin and Susmitha, V,(eds.) CMFRI & NFDB, Kochi, pp. 94-98.



Marine cage culture is the latest innovation in Indian mariculture scenario. The first cage was demonstrated in Visakhapatanam in 2007-08. The logic of the floating cage culture technology is the conversion of marine space into a controlled production system. This entails a number of socio-political issues apart from the technological ones. Prominent among them is the changing context of marine tenure in the country. This paper analyses such issues based on a preliminary study conducted in some of the locations where the cage demonstration has been implemented. The major sociological framework employed in the analysis is that of the Actor –Network Theory (ANT) proposed by Latour (2007). Thus the methodological objective was to explore the actor- networks at different locations using participatory protocols.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Open sea cage culture
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Aquaculture > Cage culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:6089
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:09 Nov 2010 10:39
Last Modified:09 Nov 2010 10:39

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