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Aquaculture and the poor - Is the culture of high-value fish a viable livelihood option for the poor?

Citation
Sheriff N, Little DC & Tantikamton K (2008) Aquaculture and the poor - Is the culture of high-value fish a viable livelihood option for the poor?, Marine Policy, 32 (6), pp. 1094-1102.

Abstract
This study evaluates the role of high-value fish culture in the livelihoods of coastal households in southern Thailand. The study shows that grouper culture, promoted as an alternative to destructive fishing practices, can make a substantial contribution to household incomes. However, fishing and aquaculture play contrasting roles in the livelihoods of coastal fishers and should be considered as complementary rather than alternative occupations. The study found that poorer households can benefit significantly from raising grouper in cages if certain conditions are met, including access to credit and the substitution of financial for natural capital.

Keywords
access; AQUACULTURE; CAPITAL; CREDIT; CULTURE; EVALUATE; financial; fish; fishing; GROUPER; HOUSEHOLDS; INCOME; occupation; Occupations; Play; Practice; practices; Role; Roles; Thailand

StatusPublished
AuthorsSheriff Natasja, Little David Colin, Tantikamton Kwanta
Publication date11/2008
PublisherElsevier Science
Place of publicationOXFORD, ENGLAND
ISSN 0308-597X
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Marine Policy: Volume 32, Issue 6 (2008/11//)

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