Marine pearl culture as an alternate income generation activity for fisher folk - a model

Victor, A C C and Jagadis, I (2005) Marine pearl culture as an alternate income generation activity for fisher folk - a model. In: Seventh Indian Fisheries Forum, 8-12 November 2005, Bangalore.

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Abstract

The Gulf of Mannar (GoM) is rich in biodiversity and bio-resources. Annually about one lakh tons of fishes comprising fin fishes, prawns, crabs and lobsters are being harvested from the Gulf of Mannar. Approximately 1.5 lakh fisher folk living in about 90 fishing hamlets on the shore of the GOM depend on this fishery and seaweed resources for their livelihood. However, owing to over fishing and increased fishing population and damage to the coral reefs, sea grass beds and other ecosystems by trawlers, the fish catch is declining, leading to poverty among the fisher folk. Additional income for the fisher folk could be achieved by adopting some of the marlculture technologies perfected by R&D organizations as co-activity. Marine pearl culture is suggested for this purpose.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine pearl culture; alternate income; fisher folk
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 05:17
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:41
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6992

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