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Food security and fisheries in India

Weber, Eberhard (2001) Food security and fisheries in India. Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island.

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When India became independent in 1947, the small-scale fishers belonged to the poorest sector of the population. At this time, fish was the cheapest source of protein. More than 50 years later, protein from fisheries products is the most expensive in India, but the fishers are still among the poorest sector of society. They did not benefit when fish became an expensive food item. In addition, as India has become a major exporter of marine products, fishers 19 livelihood became threatened.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Depositing User: Eberhard Weber
Date Deposited: 2001
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 23:46

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