International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Studies | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

A Study on Socioeconomic Circumstances of the Fishermen's Community in Sasihithu, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka

Swathi [74] | Vandana K.

Abstract: For the present study, 100 families of the Sasihithlu village were taken into consideration. The survey was conducted by a structured questionnaire which includes the name and address of the fishermen, age, sex, communities/caste, combined/nuclear family, number of members in the family, education, members in the family, education, mass media, occupation, type of craft, type of nets, houses, fish marketing, drinking habits, employment, medical facilities, food consumption pattern per month. The average of the respondents of the fishermen community was 38 years and the population spread was 21 - 75. It was observed that there are 4 or more members in a family. The main occupation of the people is fishing. Over 5.6% are in business, 12.5% come under the salaried category, 8.3% are involved in agricultural activity, 55.6% of people are engaged in fishing and allied activities and 18% are engaged in other works. The monthly income distribution of 1.4% of fishers belongs to Rs.50000 to 1, 00, 000, 19.4% goes to less than 50, 000, and the majority of 79.2% fall under the income having less than 10, 000.

Keywords: Fishermen Fishing, Income, Fishnets, Habit, Occupation

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 2899 - 2901

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