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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 , Narragansett, Rhode Island USA.

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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’ livelihood became threatened. Outsiders entered the lucrative market, and for more than 40 years there has been a fierce fight between traditional fishers and fishing companies.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food Security Fisheries India
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
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: 21 Dec 2014 21:58
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2014 21:58

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