Economic analysis of fishing crafts in Tharuvaikulam fishing village, Tamil Nadu: A comparative study
V Kanaga, M Rajakumar, A Britanicy
Marine capture fishing is one of the important sectors in fisheries. In study area Tharuvaikulam, a gill net an eco-friendly fishing gear is used by two types of fishing craft sectors namely motorized and mechanized for marine capture fishing. For judicious exploitation of resources and for formulating proper fishery policies, it is imperative to study the comparative economics of types of fishing units engaged in fishing. The efficiency of inputs and the profitability ratio among the two fishing craft sectors were estimated by using appropriate statistical tools in order to find out the effective and economically viable fishing craft methods among two fishing craft sectors.