Socio-Economic Analysis of Brackishwater Cage Culture in Kerala


  • Unnikrishnan KV Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS)
  • Dinesh K Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS)



Cage culture; socio-demographic; farmers; productivity; Kerala.


Cage culture has been one of the most dependable fish production systems in the world. For wide adoption in countries like India, it needs to be technically feasible and socially acceptable. In the current study, the socio economic factors are taken into account for investigating the influence of these factors on the performance and productivity of the cage culture operations in central Kerala. An extensive survey was carried out among the cage farmers of the coastal districts of central Kerala to study the influence of socio-economic indicators in the overall production and performance. The study revealed that major socioeconomic features like age, occupation, level of education, experience in cage culture, technical skill, financial status and gender participation had significant effects on the cage culture productivity and economic returns.


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How to Cite

KV, U., & K, D. (2020). Socio-Economic Analysis of Brackishwater Cage Culture in Kerala. Journal of Extension Education, 32(2), 6500–6507.