Effects and consequences of small-scale cage culture technology adoption in Kerala

Baiju, A and David, Neetha Susan and Shyam, S Salim and Sukumaran, Krishna and Pramod Kiran, R B (2012) Effects and consequences of small-scale cage culture technology adoption in Kerala. In: National Seminar on Faunal Diversity of Kerala, 23-24 March, 2012, PRNSS College, Kannur.



Small-scale fish farming is critical in ensuring food security and employment in many developing countries. Small-scale cage culture for Etroplus suratensis was introduced in the state by the Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala with the same objectives. The demand for the species has shown considerable increase in the recent years and f m gate prices are as high as Rs 450kg in the peak season. Elevation to the status of State Fish has also helped the culture of the species in attracting the attention of policy makers leading to promotion of its culture. Cage culture in brackishwater bodies, a relatively new technology to the State, was popularized among the tsunami affected fishermen along with extension and technical support. The implementation of cage culture was promoted through the Brackishwater Fish Farmers' Development Agency (BFFDAs) and Agency for Development ofAquaculture Kerala (ADAK), two subsidiaries of the Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala. The present study probes the effects and consequences of cage culture technology adoption among farmers based on primary data collected from sample respondents during the initial year of culture.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Effects; consequences; cage culture; technology adoption; Kerala
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension
Aquaculture > Cage culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:8928
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:10 Apr 2012 14:59
Last Modified:21 May 2012 13:47

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