International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2018, Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part E
Adoption of longline fishing practices in Kanyakumari district of Tamil NaduAuthor(s):
Vigneshwaran P, K Ravaneswaran, K Veerabhadran, B AhilanAbstract:
The present study was carried out to find out the profile, adoption practices, knowledge level and constraints of longline fishermen. The village’s viz. Eraviputhenthurai, Ezhudesam chinnathurai, Melamuttom and Thoothoor were selected based on majority of fishermen involved in longline fishing activities. One hundred twenty fishermen were selected proportionally from the selected fishing villages and the data were collected through interview schedule and analyzed with statistical tools. of the 10 practices evaluated, the adoption scores were higher for four practices viz., Usage of Swivel (100.00 percent), Usage of modern fish finding equipments (100.00 percent), Onboard storage facility (100.00 percent), Usage of ice(100.00 percent).It was observed that low demand and low price rate for the catch during peak season, Lack of bank loan facilities, need training in advanced methods adopted for longline fishing, Lack of alternative income generation other than fishing, inadequate subsidies for inputs were the major problems faced by the longline fishermen. Fixing up the remunerative price for the problem of price fluctuations; Provide training on advanced method of fishing and to organize awareness programs on advanced method of fishing; Government should undertake steps to create alternate livelihood opportunities and the fishermen should be engaged in other employment activities for alternative income generation; Provide subsidy/ loans for inputs like boat, engine, fuel, gear, hooks were the suggestions for the constraints of longline fishermen.Pages: 386-389 | 511 Views 18 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Vigneshwaran P, K Ravaneswaran, K Veerabhadran, B Ahilan. Adoption of longline fishing practices in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(5):386-389.