Socio-economic status of fisherwomen community in coastal Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, India
The socio-economics of six fisherwomen co-operative societies in coastal Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh were studied through field surveys by interviewing a total of 185 respondents. Respondents were mostly middle aged (31 – 56 years; 61.6%) living in nuclear families (64.9%). Majority of the fisherwomen were found illiterate (88.1%). A greater proportion (84.9%) of fisherwomen involved in fish marketing as a primary occupation followed by salting and curing (9.73%) and pickling of fishes (5.4%). More than half (56.2%) of the respondents earned > Rs. 25,000 (USD$ 1 = Rs. 75) every month. The study revealed that the socio-economic condition of the fisherwomen in the study area is poor, with a high percentage of the illiteracy. Necessary steps should be taken by the Governments organizations, NGOs and respective stakeholders to improve the literacy level as well as livelihood status.
Anon (2005) Report on the socio-economic analysis of Nuvvulrevu village in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Visakhapatnam.
Bhuyan S, Islam S (2016) Present status of socio-economic conditions of the fishing community of the Meghna River adjacent to Narsingdi district, Bangladesh. Journal of Fisheries and Livestock Production 4: 192.
Devi NBL, Sheela IA, Ngangbam K, Ananthan PS (2012) Study of fishers’ socioeconomic and cultural profile around the Loktaklake of Manipur, India. Journal of agriculture and veterinary science 1(5): 48–56.
Flowra FA, Alam MB, Hossain MA, Samad MA, Galib SM (2009) Livelihood aspects of fishermen of the Dahia Beel under Natore district, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science and Technology 7(2): 283–284.
Galib SM, Hoque MN, Akter S, Chaki N, Mohsin ABM (2016) Livelihood, climate change and fisheries: a case study of three fishing communities of northwestern Bangladesh. International Research Journal of Social Sciences 5(8): 18–25.
Islam MR, Hoque MN, Galib SM, Rahman MA (2013) Livelihood of the fishermen in Monirampur Upazila of Jessore district,Bangladesh. Journal of Fisheries 1(1): 37–41.
Jasna PT, Palai S (2016) Socio-economic conditions of fishermen population: with special reference to Chombala Harbour, Kerala. Indian Journal of Economics and Development 4(4): 1–8.
Joshua NE (2009) Tsunami relief measures and its impact on the socio economic condition of fishers in selected districts of Kerala and Tamilnadu, MSc Thesis, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India.
Kalita GJ, Sarma PK, Goswami P, Rout S (2015) Socio-economic status of fishermen and different fishing gear used in Beki River, Barpeta, Assam. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 3(1): 193–198.
Mahender J, Rajashekhar AV, Laxmappa B (2016) Study on socio-economic status of fishermen community of Chenugonipally Pedda Cheruvu Gadwal, Mahabubnagar Dist, Telangana. International Journal of Research in Zoology 6(2): 10–13.
Mary MD, Kailasam S, Jansi M, Patterson J (2015) Socio-economic status of fisher folks engaged in mussel fishery at Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Marine Science: Research and Development 5: 165.
Mohinigadhia B, Parimal P, Gadhia PK (1999) Socioeconomic study of fisher community and fisheries status around Kakrapar atomic station. Fishing Chimes 19(9): 49–51.
Nagarajaiah CR (2002) A study on Knowledge attitude and extent of adoption of composite fish culture practices in southern Karnataka. PhD (Fisheries science) thesis, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India.
Perumal G, Palaniswamy S, Ponnappan C (1992) Socioeconomic status of the fish farmers and impact of the fish farmers development agency programme. Journal of Extension Education 3(3): 515–518.
Rao GS, Sathianandan TV, Kuriakose S, Mini KG, Najmudeen TM, Jayasankar J, Mathew WT (2016) Demographic and socio-economic changes in the coastal fishing community of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries 63(4): 1–9.
Saxena A, Singh RN, Ayatulla C (2014) The socio-economic status of fishermen of district Rampur, Utter Pradesh. Trends in Fisheries Research 3(3): 01–04.
Saxena S (2014) Study on socio-economic status of fisherman community of upper Lake Bhopal: preliminary survey. International Journal of Science and Research 3(8): 2047–2048.
Shahjahan M, Miah MI, Haque MM (2001) Present status of fisheries in the Jamuna River. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 4: 1173–1176.
Shankar S (2010) An analysis of the knowledge level of fisher folk about marine fisheries management and resource conservation. MSc Thesis, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India.
Sheikh S, Goswami MM (2013) Socio-economic condition of fishers of Chandakhola wetland, Dhubri, Assam, India. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences 3(1): 257–261.
Shivalingaiah YN, Veerabhadraiah V, Sureesha SV (1996) Socioeconomic characteristics of rural youth and their participation in farm activities. Journal of Extension Education 7(2): 1460–1463.
Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Fisheries
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.