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Title: Indigenous knowledge in the management of Bivalve Fishery of South Konkan coast of Maharashtra, India
Authors: Gangan, SS
Metar, SY
Nirmale, VH
Chogale, ND
Balange, A K
Bhalekar, MS
Pai, R
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge;Bivalve fishery;Specific habitats;Exploitation and preservation;Preference timing for fishing
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01K 61/00- A01K 89/00, A01K 91/00, A01K 93/00, A01K 95/00, A01K 97/00
Abstract: Fishermen rely on their knowledge for their livelihood, so it has always been ‘put to work’ in the most practical sense. Study of the indigenous knowledge held by the fishermen will help in its recognition and preservation, besides generating important information base and pinpointing essential future research needs. The present study was conducted to gain access to the indigenous knowledge of the fishermen engaged in the bivalve fishery practiced in the region. A total of 100 fishermen constituted the sample size of the study. The data were gathered through a combination of personnel interview and non-participant observation methods. The study has documented rich, varied and potential indigenous knowledge associated with the management of the bivalve fishery. Indigenous knowledge on variety specific habitats, fishery season for bivalves, methods of their exploitation and preservation has been documented. Similarly indigenous knowledge related to preference timing and depth for bivalve exploitation, preparation of byproducts, and effect of different abiotic phenomenon on condition and availability of bivalves is noted.
Page(s): 72-79
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.12(1) [January 2013]

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