Economic loss and gains of marine fishing along Kerala coast

Sathiadhas, R and Najmudeen, T M and Antony Joseph, M and Rajan, Jeny and Alagarsamy, A and Jayan, K N (2004) Economic loss and gains of marine fishing along Kerala coast. In: Proceedings of Ocean Life Food and Medicine Expo, 27-29 February 2004, Chennai.


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Along the Kerala coast, the capital investment in mechanized, motorised and non-mechanised sectors of various craft-gear combinations, on an average, ranges from Rs. 23000 for a small catamaran unit in the non-motorised sector to RS.25 lakh for a small trawler in the mechanised sector. The average operating cost of individual craft among these categories varies between Rs.8,000 and Rs.13 lakh providing returns to the tune of 15 per cent to 140 per cent of the capital investment. Economic loss due to juvenile fishing is severe for species like flatfish with a difIerential ratio 0.14, anchovies with 0.20, thread tin breams with 0.21 , carangids 0.29 and shrimps 0.33.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic loss; Economic gain; marine fishing; Kerala coast
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Economics
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011 11:15
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:45

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