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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 436-442

Study on Techno Economic Status of the Local and Migratory Fishermen in Cochin Back Waters
P. Srikanth1*, A. Balasubramanian2, V. Reddy Naik3, G. Suresh4 and B. Manoj Kumar1
1Department of Fisheries Engineering and Technology, KUFOS Panangad, Kochi, Kerala, India
2Fisheries Research Station, Undi, AP, India
3College of Fisheries, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
4College of Fisheries, Muthukur, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

This study on techno- economic study of the local and migratory fishermen in the Cochin backwaters was conducted from June 2016 to May 2017. The estimates of the mean monthly CPUE for local and migratory fisherman were 11.55kg and 24.61kg respectively. The catch and resultant income were more than double in the case of migratory fishermen compared to the local fishermen.The net profit ratio and the ROI showed that profitability is very high in the case of migratory fishermen. The amount of investment in fixed aspects was very less in this case, compared to the local fishermen. The payback period was 5.4 months in the case of local fishermen whereas it was only 1.8 months in migratory fishermen. It leads to high consumption of fuel energy in the case of the local fishermen which ultimately affect the livelihood of the local fishermen. It indicates that further better development in design, netting materials, operation aspects and conservation measures are to be implemented for maintaining the stock fishery resources in Cochin back waters.

Keywords: Migratory fishermen, Local fishermen, Gillnet, Catch per Unit Effort, Cost analysis

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Srikanth, P., A. Balasubramanian, V. Reddy Naik, G. Suresh and Manoj Kumar, B. 2018. Study on Techno Economic Status of the Local and Migratory Fishermen in Cochin Back WatersInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 436-442. doi:
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