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

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part E

Problems & prospects of fisherwomen of Kashmir Valley

Author(s): Faiqa Syeed Farooqi, Shahid Rasool and Shamim Ahmad Simnani

Abstract: This article is a study of fisherwomen of the Kashmir Valley to highlight their social, economic, personal and health related issues. Fisheries is an important sector of food production, sufficing dietary protein requirement of the people, along with contributing to the market. Women, who constitute approximately half of Jammu & Kashmir's population play vital role in the fisheries sector, still they have been one of the most vulnerable groups among the poor in the state. The contributions of the fisherwomen penetrate every aspect of post-harvest handling and marketing of fish products and provide an integral link between producers and consumers. Increase in competition, diminishing resources and complex working conditions make work challenging for the fisherwomen. Among fisherwomen mobility is limited; hence they need some capacity building sessions & workshops which could enhance their skill & provide additional income to the family. Women entrepreneurs need to be encouraged in the fisheries sector. The various issues challenging empowerment of fisherwomen have to be seriously taken into consideration by the State Government while chalking out new development strategies.

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How to cite this article:
Faiqa Syeed Farooqi, Shahid Rasool, Shamim Ahmad Simnani. Problems & prospects of fisherwomen of Kashmir Valley. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(3):358-360.
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