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Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology

Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, ISSN: 2320-7027,Vol.: 20, Issue.: 1


Economic Analysis of Fish Farmers and Fishers in Kamrup District, Assam, India


Bhaskar Chakravarty1, A. K. Tamuli2, Simanku Borah3 and Kapil Deb Nath4*

1Extension Office (Fishery), Bhabanipur Development Block, Howly, Barpeta – 781 316, Assam, India.

2Department of Life Science, Assam University, Diphu Campus -782460, Assam, India.

3ICAR-CIFRI Regional Centre, Housefed Complex, Dispur, Guwahati - 781 006, Assam, India.

4Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Arunachal, Cachar - 788025, Assam, India.


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(1) Jagjeet Singh Gill, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Chandigarh University, India.
(1) Flavio de Almeida Alves Júnior, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco- UFPE, Brazil.
(2) Iyiola, Adams Ovie, Osun State University, Nigeria.
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This study was conducted to explore the understanding of economic condition of Fish farmers and Fishers in inland fisheries of Assam, a north-eastern state of India that is rich in inland fisheries resources and represent the condition of many developing countries. A survey of 60 fish farmers and 60 fishers was conducted in Kamrup, a representative district of the Indian state, from 1 October to 31 December 2015.Fish farmers and fishers are selected randomly. An ex-post-facto research design was followed to carry out the study that have already occurred .A structured Interview schedule was developed incorporating relevant points to accomplish the objectives set for the study. It is observed that fish farmers of Bazera development block are lagging behind from fish farmers of Hajo Development Block. The study also revealed that fish farmers has a better income as compared to fishers purely from fisheries sector alone and block wise analysis revealed that Hajo Development Block is better positioned in terms of the income of both fishers and fish farmers as compared to Bezera Development Block. This paper explores to understand the status and cause of existing income so that developmental policies and conservation measure of resource can be oriented in right perspective.


Keywords :

Fishers; income; block; fisheries.


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DOI : 10.9734/AJAEES/2017/36258

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