Sustainability of marine fish production in Kerala-A Bioeconomic analysis

Aswathy, N and Shanmugam, T R and Ashok, K R (2011) Sustainability of marine fish production in Kerala-A Bioeconomic analysis. Journal of Fisheries Economics and Development, 12 (1). pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

The study has been undertaken in Kerala State in lndia with an - overall objective of analyzing the bioeconomic conditions of commercially exploited marine fishes for assessing their sustainability in the context of existing management practices. Maximum Sustainable Yield, Maximum Economic Yield and open access levels of yield and effort were analyzed using Gompertz-Fox growth model. The study concluded that the fishing effort exceeded the ecanomically optimal levels and there is unnecessary wastage of money, manpow and fuel in the fishing industry. The study stressed the urgent need for cap&lr@ fisheries management in the State which at present follows an open access fishery where regulations exist only in the form of seasonal -. closure in the monwan season

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sustainability; marine fish production; Kerala; Bioeconomic analysis
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Extension
Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:8824
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:18 Jan 2012 16:49
Last Modified:18 Jan 2012 16:49

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