Economics of Fisheries in North East India: Opportunities and Challenges

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Overview

  • Author :Kaju Nath
  • Year of Publication :2016
  • ISBN: :9789351251507
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXIV, 168
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Economics, Fisheries and Zoology, North East Indian Studies


About the Book :

The North Eastern Region of India has vast untapped potential for fisheries in terms of many rivers, streams, flood plain wetlands, lakes, ponds, etc. This region is considered as one of the hot spots of freshwater fish biodiversity in the world. These water resources harbour 258 fish species belonging to 21 families and 76 genera. In addition to it paddy-cum-fish cultivation is an important component of fisheries, in general, and culture fisheries in particular of the region. Keeping this view this book examines the productivity of fisheries, resource-use efficiency, livelihood options, as well as the marketing structure of fisheries of Arunachal Pradesh, the easternmost State of the region. The book also discusses the challenges faced by the fish farmers to enhance the production of fishes in the State. The book will be useful to researchers, agricultural economists as well as the policy-makers.


About Author :

Kaju Nath, Ph.D. got his Doctoral Degree from Rajiv Gandhi University (A Central University), Rono Hills, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. At present he is working as an Assistant Professor in Economics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Tripura. Earlier to the present assignment he worked in five major research projects sponsored by Finance Commission, Planning Commission, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), etc. He was also a Visiting Faculty for MBA in the Department of Management, Rajiv Gandhi University and Resource Person for BA (Distance Education) in the same University. He presented a number of papers in international and national seminars, conferences, etc. A number of published research papers in reputed journals and edited books are to his credit.