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Is MSP a Viable Proposition in Marine Fisheries?

The Kerala government, in response to the demands of the fishing community in the state, introduced a minimum support price for fisherfolk’s catch in April 2018. The viability of such a policy, against the present context of the marine fishery marketing in Kerala, has been analysed, and possible policy alternatives have been highlighted.

Shrimp Culture in Chilika Lake

The fish economy of the Chilika Lake underwent a series of dramatic changes from the early 1990s. Liberalisation that boosted exports and modernised techniques has also seen shifts in the Chilika lease policy and the entry for the first time, of non-fishermen into the shrimp culture industry.

Kerala - Aquarian Reforms: Will 'Actual' Fishermen Benefit?

The Kerala government's move to grant exclusive fishing rights in the common property fisheries will be economically unsound even if politically expedient. It is also likely to result in the elimination of many marginal and subsistence fishermen, who will be forced to sell their fishing rights to big business.
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