Economics of Ornamental Fisheries in Kerala

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Economics of Ornamental Fisheries in Kerala

Show simple item record Shyma, J Dr.Thomson, K T 2012-03-28T08:49:19Z 2012-03-28T08:49:19Z 2008-01
dc.description School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract Comprehensive studies integrating production, consumption and marketing of ornamental fishes were never conducted in the past in Kerala and this study is an attempt to highlight the dynamics in a systematic manner by making a primary empirical study. The advantages of such an approach are many. First, the study entails detailed empirical data under a given time frame on various inter linked economic activities in ornamental fisheries sector. Second, the study tries to improve upon the previous discipline-bound studies by adopting an integrated approach. As Kerala has diverse ecological and climatic conditions, case studies on various ornamental fish production systems help identifying suitable culture practice for selected environmental conditions. One of the major conclusions of this study as explained in the concluding chapter is that although Kerala is blessed with favourable geographic and climatic conditions needed for developing ornamental fishery, diverse local conditions and requirements contain adopting modern methods of enterprise development.Consumer studies conducted would help to identify the demand of ornamental fishes and the factors leading to it. Market studies would help in understanding the forces behind domestic market, which is very promising, but neglected. Viability studies throw light on the economic performance of both the production systems and the trading units of ornamental fishes. Despite the economic significance of ornamental fisheries industry, its development has been constrained due to various bio-technical, cultural, socio-economic, organisational and above all, institutional and policy failures. The outcome of the study would identify constraints facing the industry and institutional arrangements for development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cochin University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.subject Ornamental fisheries en_US
dc.subject economic viability en_US
dc.subject marketing en_US
dc.subject Seasonal variation en_US
dc.subject Industrial Fisheries en_US
dc.title Economics of Ornamental Fisheries in Kerala en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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