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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part C

Production economics of non mechanised fishing in the selected fish landing centres of Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu


Author(s): R. Senthiladeban, M. Rajakumar, B.S. Viswanatha

Abstract: The present study was conducted to analyse the production economics of non mechanised fishing crafts in the Therespuram, Inigo nagar and new harbour fish landing centres in Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu. These three fish landing centres were purposively selected because of the operation of only non mechanised fishing crafts. The study was restricted to owner cum operator of vallams and catamarans fitted with an outboard or inboard engine in the selected fish landing centres and the sample size was fixed at 300, equally distributed between the two craft categories. The study was carried out during the year 2012. The mean capital investment per respondent was estimated as Rs.1,72,466 for vallam with in board engine category and it was Rs.37,582 for catamaran with outboard motor category. The mean level of employment in fishing per annum was estimated at 257 days and 266 days for vallams and catamarans categories respectively. The mean total fish catch per annum was higher for vallam category accounting for 6,430.40 kg against 4,041.03 kg for catamarans. The mean annual gross income for vallam categoryrnwas computed as Rs.2,60,356 and Rs.1,65,654 for vallams and catamarans. The mean total cost of fishing per annum was Rs.2,30,320 for vallams category and it was Rs.1,30,461 for catamarans. The net income on total cost basis per annum was computed as Rs. 60,631 for vallams and it was Rs.41,304 for catamarans. The regression co-efficient of depth of operation was positive and significant at p=0.01 and the actual fishing time and the gillnet length were positive and significant at p=0.05 for the vallams determining total fish catch per fishing trip for vallam category. The partial regression coefficient of fuel consumption was negative and significant at p = 0.01 and the depth of operation, length of gillnet in metres and experience of crew was positive and significant at p = 0.01 for the catamaran category.

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How to cite this article:
R. Senthiladeban, M. Rajakumar, B.S. Viswanatha . Production economics of non mechanised fishing in the selected fish landing centres of Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;2(4):129-134.
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