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Economics in Commercial Fisheries

K.P. Biswas (Author)

No one can ignore the role of economics in any commercial activities. Commercial fisheries is no exception to this. Unlike other commercial activities the major architect of the fisheries activities, about twelve is to one, are poor socially backward fishermen forces to take up this profession as they have to survive. The study has revealed that the productivity, profitability and objective contribution to the national economy by fishery units of artisanal types, are on an average, as good as, or better than those of mechanized fishing and high-tech culture fisheries. There come the need for cost earning studies. The information on costs and earnings inorder to assess the techno-economic and socio-economic performance of different fishery/fishing systems whether in the artisanal or in the high-tech fisheries. In the book, therefore, concentration had been laid on the issues like profitability in fish production, marketing system of fish and fishery products, study of demand and utilization pattern, most effective use of the fishery technology and implementation of fishery policies. It also covered the crucial issues like management of finance, insurance, social problems of fishermen and impact of organizational set up in fishery.

Contents: 1. Economics. 2. Primary Production. 3. Structure of Production-Economic Aspects. 4. Profit and Loss. 5. Financing in Fisheries. 6. Market. 7. The Co-operatives. 8. Socio-Economic Condition of Fishermen. 9. Tasks of Fishery Administration.

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About the author

K.P. Biswas

Dr. K.P. Biswas, M.Sc, Ph.D., D.F.Sc., (Bombay), E.F. (West Germany), F.Z.S., F.A.B.S (Kolkata), Former Joint Director Fisheries (L-I), Government of Orissa, Director Fisheries, A&N Islands, Government of India, Principal, Fisheries Training Institute, Fishery Technologist (ICAR), and at present (Faculty Member of Marine Science Department, University of Calcutta and West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, is the author of 16 books in English and 4 books in Bengali and about 180 research and review papers in the field of fisheries, environment and ocean sciences.

His latest books, “Advances in Fishing Technology” and “Advancement in Fish, Fisheries and Technology” have been published in 2012.

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Bibliographic information

Title Economics in Commercial Fisheries
Author K.P. Biswas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.11.2016
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9788170354307
length xi+420p.,