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Artisanal fisheries in LDCs, especially in the Indian subcontinent and the inappropriateness of the Mey Criterion

Sathiendrakumar, R. and Tisdell, C.A. (1987) Artisanal fisheries in LDCs, especially in the Indian subcontinent and the inappropriateness of the Mey Criterion. Marga, 8 (4). pp. 18-33.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show the economic importance of the artisanal fisheries in various LDCs, especially those in the Indian sub-continent and to discuss fishery resource management problems of particular concern in developing countries. The socio-economic significance of the artisanal fisheries in LDCs cannot be judged merely by their aggregate biological yield and aggregate economic yield. They' are necessary for the survival of local economies and communities along the coasts of many LDCs. These communities have virtually no other employment possibilities and their cultural fabric has been developed around traditional fisheries. Fish is the prime food source for such communities.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Murdoch Business School
Publisher: Marga Institute
Copyright: Marga Institute
Publishers Website: http://www.margasrilanka.org/index.htm
Notes: Marga Institute - Sri Lanka Institute for Development Studies
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9060
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