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Report of a workshop on opportunities for fish marketing and handling initiatives that benefit traditional fishing communities in India. Chennai, India, 18-19 March, 1997

Report of a workshop on opportunities for fish marketing and handling initiatives that benefit traditional fishing communities in India. Chennai, India, 18-19 March, 1997

Gordon, Ann and Madhu, S. R. (1997) Report of a workshop on opportunities for fish marketing and handling initiatives that benefit traditional fishing communities in India. Chennai, India, 18-19 March, 1997. Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute/DFID, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

How can traditional fishing communities in India improve their fish marketing and processing practices to earn higher incomes? Can they adopt any new practices or initiatives, learning from past experiences and success stories in India or neighbouring Sri Lanka? What are the issues that need to be addressed? These questions were discussed at a workshop held in Chennai, India, on 18-19 March, 1997. As preparation for the workshop, a number of studies had been carried out by various organizations in India. These were funded by the Post-Harvest Fisheries Research Programme of the Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). The project was managed by the UK's Natural Resources Institute (NRI). The workshop discussed preliminary conclusions from these studies, also the related experiences of some other organizations in India and Sri Lanka. It was attended by representatives of NGOs and fishing community organizations, government bodies, development agencies and research institutes as well as by private traders and market researchers. This document reports on the workshop's proceedings, the technical papers presented, and the discussions they led to. It also presents the findings of three Working Groups of workshop participants that discussed (a) fish marketing issues and their implications for fishing communities in South India; (b) dried fish processing and marketing on India's east coast; and (c) actions government organizations must take with respect to strategic policy and research issues on fish marketing. It is hoped that this workshop report will lead to wider awareness of the case studies and issues discussed at the workshop, and to informed debate and discussion on them. And more importantly, to new and successful initiatives, and more widespread use of currently successful initiatives, concerning marketing and handling activities by traditional fishing communities.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fish, marketing, handling, fishing, community, India, income, market, production, sustainability
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 11:01
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12024

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