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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part E

Protest by fishermen along kerala coast over Dr. Meenakumari commission report – An economic and critical analysis


Author(s): CC Babu, Sinitha Xavier

Abstract: The study is an economic and critical analysis made on the report made by the Expert committee in India. The report is widely criticized by the scholars in the field and is vehemently opposed by fishermen in Kerala. It is blamed that the report is not the outcome of scientific research. The present article explains that there is overfishing and overcrowding of fishing vessels in Kerala especially when the trawl fishing is concerned. In Kerala the catch of high valued species like stomatopods, gastropods, penaeid prawns, rays and barakudas showed declining trend. The number of vessels also has increased and the growth rate is the highest for Kollam district (4.34%) followed by Ernakulam (2.4) and Kozhikode (1.64). With this backdrop it is unscientific to recommend to increase the number of fishing vessels in Kerala fishery. The plea of the fishermen make sense.

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How to cite this article:
CC Babu, Sinitha Xavier. Protest by fishermen along kerala coast over Dr. Meenakumari commission report – An economic and critical analysis. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 2(6): 331-333.
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