Status of fisheries economics and extension research in India-opportunities and challenges

Sathiadhas, R and Ramachandran, C and Vipinkumar, V P and Prathap, K Sangeetha (2007) Status of fisheries economics and extension research in India-opportunities and challenges. In: Status and Perspectives in Marine Fisheries Research in India. UNSPECIFIED,(ed.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 362-404. ISBN 81-901219 6-0

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The agenda for sustainable economic development primarily focuses upon growth with stability. Fisheries is one of the key sectors of Indian economy contributing to about one per cent of the national GDP and 4.12 per cent of agricultural GDP (2003-04). Rationality in terms of economics and extension of appropriate technologies plays a major role in attaining optimum production, equitable distribution, efficient marketing and evolving alternate management strategies for balanced development of the coastal population. Marine fishing industry in India has undergone progressive rapid changes in the last four decades with intensive mechanisation process leading to the increased production of shrimps and fishes, but at the cost of disturbing the distributive justice that has marginalised the traditional sector. The traditional sector opted for rapid motorisation of the artisanal fleets during the eighties mainly to overcome this unbalanced economic growth. This issue has been effectively tackled by extensive capacity building efforts by scientists/ extension workers in disseminating feasible, economically viable and suitable technologies to the coastal people. It has been proved in each and every phase of technology transfer that the involvement of the fishermen is a necessity for quick adoption and wide spread diffusion of the innovative technologies in capture and culture fisheries. Further, promoting the ethos of Responsible fisheries among the coastal fisherfolk is essential for conservation of precious biodiversity and deceleration of resource depletion. It is imperative that the

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:fisheries economics
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:66
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:10 Mar 2010 09:28
Last Modified:10 Mar 2010 09:28

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