Coastal Aquaculture in India: Poverty, Environment and Rural Livelihood


The book, after depicting the global and all-India picture on aquaculture, examines the diverse impacts of coastal aquaculture in Orissa where shrimp farming is a leading economic activity. It observes that there has been shift in occupation from rice cultivation and capture fishing to shrimp aquaculture. Shrimp farming has played an important role in employment generation and a rise in per capita income; and has thus led to decrease in dependency on agriculture and artisan fisheries for food and income. On the other hand, it has led to environmental degradation. It has not also brought any significant improvement in community-scale human development parameters. The participation and role of women in shrimp farming is insignificant. The institutional arrangements that have been set up by the government to regulate the shrimp farming are not stringently followed. Almost all the activities of shrimp farming are in private sector. The government role is only promotional. The study believes that if suitable measures (such as infrastructure development, laboratories for various tests, research on shrimp diseases, effective enforcement of institutional regulations, etc.) are taken to overcome the problems faced by the local farmers, shrimp farming may turn out to be a perennial source of livelihood. Printed Pages: 2009.

Title: Coastal Aquaculture in India: Poverty, Environment and Rural Livelihood

Author Name: Mark Flaherty, Kishor C. Samal & Dolagobinda Pradhan and Subrata Ray (Authors)

Categories: Economics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2009

ISBN: 8180695891

ISBN 13: 9788180695896

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 700886

Keywords: Coastal Aquaculture in India: Poverty, Environment and Rural Livelihood Mark Flaherty, Kishor C. Samal & Dolagobinda Pradhan and Subrata Ray (Authors)