Techno economic efficiency of resource use in trawl fishing in Andhra Pradesh-a case study in Kakinada

Narayanakumar, R and Sathiadhas, R (2005) Techno economic efficiency of resource use in trawl fishing in Andhra Pradesh-a case study in Kakinada. In: Seventh Indian Fisheries Forum, 8-12 November 2005, Bangalore.


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Fisheries sector in India has transformed from subsistence level to the status of an industry in the last five decades and contributes about 1.4 per cent to the country's GOP. Mechanization of fishing (mainly trawl fishing) is one of the factors responsible for this transformation. Presently about 47,000 mechanized crafts operate in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone, harvesting the fishery resources in the inshore waters (0-50 m depth) and even beyond. In trawl fishing, the fishermen follow different fishing methods like multiday or voyage fishing, lasting for about 5 to 12 days to get more catch and hence, income. These methods have not only brought higher catch but also caused the indiscriminate exploitation of commercially important fishery resources. This necessitates assessing the technical and economic efficiency of input use in trawl fishing to ascertain optimization of resource use, and hence the present study was carried out at Kakinada of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Techno economic efficiency; trawl fishing; Andhra Pradesh; Kakinada
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Economics
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:41

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