Life Sciences Research

(An International Journal)


Pages: 60-62

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Socio-economic elevation through open sea cage farming-Evidence from Mandapam region of Tamil Nadu, India

Author: R. Dinesh, S. Boobalan, C. Anand, J. Stephen Sampath Kumar

Category: Research Article

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Cage culture guarantees the multiplication of seafood output and revenue generation from a small unit area when compared to significant capital investment oriented onshore farming technologies. The Mandapam Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (MCeSA) of Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University (TNJFU) through the cage culture demonstration as part of the NFDB-funded project ‘Open Sea Cage Culture of Marine Finfishes along the Coast of Ramanathapuram District in Tamil Nadu’ is continuously involved in disseminating this valuable technology which provides higher yield and income to meet the alternative livelihood needs and to uplift the socio-economic conditions of the coastal fisherfolk in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu. Case studies were undertaken in the region to assess the impact of MCeSA and a success story of Mr. V. Nagadas, one of the NFDB scheme beneficiaries is shared here who has implemented the cage culture of lobster and earned a total profit of 280000 INR. The farmer__ampersandsign#39;s success and the MCeSA__ampersandsign#39;s technical guidance and support are now inspiring other fishermen to adopt the farming.

Keywords: adoption, cage culture, demonstration, lobster, success story