Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming

Krishnan, M and Narayanakumar, R (2013) Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper (580). pp. 163-184.


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    There is an urgent need for establishing routine procedures for the collection, compilation and publication of data on standing stocks and landings from natural seaweed beds in India, by district and state. Entry into the Kappaphycus farming sector in India is restricted by knowledge. Corporations need to be educated on the immense scope in terms of returns to investment associated with seaweed farming, considering the low levels of initial investment and the fast turnover that can be expected given efficient human resource management. As envisaged in NAAS (2003), a mechanism (i.e. nodal cell) for rapid clearance of new projects and discussion of issues related to seaweed culture should be established to facilitate development seaweed farming in India. The nodal cell could also serve as an authoritative forum for the discussion of government orders and interdepartmental conflicts regarding seaweed farming development in India. Finally, any ambiguities arising from the tax regime on seaweed products in terms of excise and customs duties need to be clarified.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: carrageenan seaweed farming; seaweed
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Algae > Seaweed
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 05:30
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:57

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