Proceedings of the seminar on the role of small scale fisheries and coastal aquaculture in integrated rural development, 6-7 December 1978, Madras

Silas, E G (1981) Proceedings of the seminar on the role of small scale fisheries and coastal aquaculture in integrated rural development, 6-7 December 1978, Madras. Technical Report. CMFRI, Kochi.

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Abstract

lndia is one of the few countries in the world where the traditional small-scale fisheries co-exists with the modern fishing industry and retains a dominant place in terms of production For a major fishing nation which occupies the seventh rank among the fish-producing countries of the world this fact is very significant. lndia has gone through the process of planned deve- lopment over the last 30 years. Modernisation of the fishing industry was taken up from the fifties with the hope that it would be possible in course of time, to change the face of the fishing occupation from its artisanal nature to one of modern industry. However, experience has shown that it is neither possible to replace the traditional crafts, nor would it be possible to increase production without the help of the traditional sector. The process of took a skewed turn and, instead of assisting the fishermen to acquire, own and operate these boats, it assisted a large number of non-fisher- men to make riches and a very small percentage of actual fishermen. Thus the common fisherman stands at the same spot where he stood three decades ago, witnessing the changes taking place around him, prosperity acquired by others and the process of planned development becoming a mere mirage as far as he is concerned.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seminar; small scale fisheries
Subjects:Aquaculture
CMFRI Bulletin
Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:721
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:31 May 2010 17:27
Last Modified:04 Jun 2014 10:58

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