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The Livelihood Struggles of Artisanal Fisherfolk of Kerala Ppt

The Livelihood Struggles of Artisanal Fisherfolk of Kerala Ppt

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The Livelihood Struggles of Artisanal Fisherfolk of Kerala Ppt
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Russel Ignatius Beero (russelignatius@gmail.com)Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Guided by: Dr. A. Thomas William
 
THE LIVILIHOOD STRUGGLES OF  ARTISANAL FISHERFOLK OF KERALA
 
In this article an attempt is made to study thepeculiarities of artisanal fisher folk of Kerala and theirlivelihood issues, in the changing scenario of modernization of fishery sectors with the introductionof trawling and other artificial methods of fishing which endanger their very ethos and livelihoodpossibilities. We travel through their rough tides of struggles to protect their livelihood and suggestingserene possible solutions.
 
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Kerala
, God’s own country, has a coastal line of 590
km. length which is less than 10% of the country's totalcoastal line.
Fishing is the mainstay of about 3.6% of the State'spopulation.
More than 9.29 lakhs fishermen comprising 7.20 lakhs(77.50%) in marine and 2.09 lakhs (22.50%) in inlandsector are engaged in fishing.
Its water front contributes to about 25% of thecountry's fish catch, providing a livelihood to theState's fishing community.

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