International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2018, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part A
A study on socio-economic status of fishermen of Amethi district, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaAuthor(s):
Sanjeev Sharma, Rahul Kumar, Munish Kumar, Shubham Gupta, Pradip Kumar Maurya and Paramveer SinghAbstract:
Inland aquaculture has arisen as a fast-growing enterprise and a viable alternative to the declining capture fisheries. Carp culture has shown sustainable over the years in India. In Uttar Pradesh, carp culture is main backbone of freshwater aquaculture that accounts for around more than 90% of the total inland aquaculture production of Uttar Pradesh. The present study shows the socio-economic profiles of the fish farmers of eight villages of block Musafirkhana of district Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. This study mainly focuses on their age, educational background, experience in fisheries activities, fish production and species cultured. Present study reveals that majority of farmers are from age group of 45-50 year old, have primary education followed by secondary educations and some old farmers have good experiences in fisheries activities for 15-20 years. This study also shows that the production of Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh is slightly lower than state average production. This study also finds that the maximum cultured species of fish are Indian major carps and one or two species of Exotic major carps that have good marketing values and consumer’s preference. Although the farmers of block Musafirkhana of district Amethi of Uttar Pradesh cultured carps, size of the pond/farm, species cultured, fish seed procurement, nursery management, feed and feeding management, pond fertilization, source of information on aquaculture, fish seeds and disease treatment, awareness on aquaculture were noticed. Majority of the farmers in this block (60%) has undergone for full time aquaculture and few among them (30%) are participated as part time aquaculture. Fish contribution from this district to overall fish production of state can be improved through training programme by fisheries state department andtheir fisheries development schemes.Pages: 49-54 | 480 Views 55 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Sanjeev Sharma, Rahul Kumar, Munish Kumar, Shubham Gupta, Pradip Kumar Maurya and Paramveer Singh. A study on socio-economic status of fishermen of Amethi district, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(4): 49-54.