Economics of Brackishwater Shrimp Culture

by Andrew, P.

ISBN: 9789354612343
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 5395.00
Biblio : xviii+134p.,tab., bib., ind., 23 cm

About The Book

The dwindling catch returns of shrimps in the conventional shrimp of Indian Coast caused serious concern to the fishing industry. In order to step up shrimp production various organisations in the country have initiated efforts to develop appropriate technologies for shrimp culture, and as a result of this, the shrimp farming has taken roots in the country now. Encouraged by several promotional programmes offered by the Government agencies and the techno-economic viability of commercial shrimp farming demonstrated by the research and development organisations in the country shrimp farming has emerged as ‘Sunrise’ industry. Andhra Pradesh in particular is experiencing shrimp culture ‘book’ along its 982 kms. coast line. This volume based on the author’s doctoral, dissertation, made a pioneering attempt to explain the economics of brackishwater shrimp culture, the effects of shrimp culture on the socio economic conditions of shrimp culture farmers, the factors that are inducing the farmers to take up this new venture. Analysing the advantageous of brackishwater shrimp culture, it points out the negative effects of unregulated shrimp culture activity on the environment. To ensure enduring benefits from the shrimp culture enterprise in the coastal areas, the book under scores the need for eco friendly aquaculture, without any indiscriminate conversion of agricultural lands into shrimp farming. This book “Economics of Brackishwater Shrimp Culture” all in all, a very useful contribution, that will have enduring value in both academic and policy formation circles.

Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Fisheries and Brackishwater Shrimp Culture in the National Economy, Chapter 3: Aquaculture: Genesis, Evolution and Brackishwater Shrimp Culture in Andhra Pradesh, Chapter 4: Review in Literature, Chapter 5: Socio Economic Characteristics of Brackishwater Shrimp Culture Farmers, Chapter 6: Costs and Returns, Chapter 7: Employment in Brackishwater Shrimp Culture and Market Structure, Chapter 8: Summary and Conclusions.