International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part N (2017)
A study of marketing of marine fishing in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh
Nine out of 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh are along the coastline and the total length of the coast is around 974 km. Visakhapatnam district is one of the important maritime districts of Andhra Pradesh, the fishing households are busily engaged in all the sea shore based activities like sorting, weighing, salting, drying, marketing, etc. Fishing households, particularly in the fishing communities are the most disadvantaged group. They have a very low status in the society. The study has been selected two sample mandals one is Nakkapalli mandal and other mandal is Visakhapatnam urban. From each mandal 3 villages, from each village 50 sample respondents were selected. The main objective of the study is to analyze the difference between traditional and motorized boats of fishermen relating to income and marketing of fish in Visakhapatnam district. The study observed that there are wide variations in illiteracy levels, number of earning members and average annual income is significantly higher among the respondents of motorized boats (Rs. 79,671) and it is Rs. 50,384) in traditional boats. The study suggests that high priority should be given for the development of suitable infrastructure facilities for effectively linking up the fishing colonies with the urban centres.
How to cite this article:
Dr. R Santha Kumari. A study of marketing of marine fishing in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):977-980.