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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part A

Alternative sustainable livelihood opportunities for rural youth men and women empowerment through mud crab farming at Indian Sunderban


Author(s): Swagat Ghosh and NC Sahu

Abstract: The study was conducted to assess the alternative livelihood conditions through mud crab (Scylla serrata) farming in vast area in Basanti and Gosaba districts in different areas in Sundarban by using semi-structured and pre-tested interview schedule in order to assess the alternative livelihood for rural youth men and women empowerment in mud crab farming. The present study revealed that rural youth men and women were played an integral role in mud crab farming in Sunderban of West Bengal. The entire family members of the crab farmers were involved in different activities like feeding, stocking, and other pre stocking and post stocking management in crab farming. Annual income of the crab collectors was less than USD. 2100-2300 where the lowest annual income of the crab fatteners was USD. 2300-2800. Natural disasters and other constraints were also affected the agricultural livelihood of sunderban farmers including crab farming. So, the present study of crab collection and fattening are alternative livelihood and sustainable farming for them in a sustainable practice.

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How to cite this article:
Swagat Ghosh and NC Sahu. Alternative sustainable livelihood opportunities for rural youth men and women empowerment through mud crab farming at Indian Sunderban. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2016; 4(6): 16-19.
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