Rationality of the use of factors of production by small trawlers along Calicut coast

Panikkar, K K P and Srinath, M (1991) Rationality of the use of factors of production by small trawlers along Calicut coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 33 (1&2). pp. 194-197.

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the economic rationale of input use by small trawlers in Kerala Coast. In order to estimate the production elasticities of different inputs, a Cobb- Douglas type of production function was fitted to the pooled data on coast and earnings of 50 trawlers for a period of 10 years from 1971-72 to 1980-81, obtained from Kozhikode Regional Fish Marketing Co-operative Society. For functional analysis, vessel-wise gross returns (in rupees) was taken as dependent variable and number of days fished, fuel expenditure (in rupees) and repairing and maintenance charges (in rupees) as independent variables. Marginality analysis was also done to evaluate the eflSciency of input use. The production function as well as the marginality analysis indicated that the increase in the number of days fished would lead to higher gross income. So also increase in oil expenditure from mean level would yield a more than proportionate increase in gross income. However, repairing and maintenance cost had a negative impact on fishing income which indicated that the vessel owner in his own interest should be cautious in the operation to avoid frequent repairs and to reduce the delay in getting the vessels repaired.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:production; trawlers; Calicut
Subjects:Fishery Technology > Fishing
Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Statistics
Marine Fisheries > Estimation
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
ID Code:837
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:14 Jun 2010 13:53
Last Modified:14 Jun 2010 13:53
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