The present study develops and empirically tests a parsimonious new multiple-item scale to measure consumers’ propensities to adopt new technologies. We show that a consumer’s likelihood to embrace new technologies can reliably be measured by a 14-item index that combines assessments of consumers’ positive and negative attitudes towards technology. Consistent...
Small-Scale Fisheries constitute 81 per cent of the total fisheries sector in India.It has been playing a pivotal role in providing employment, income and nutritional security to a vast majority of India's population. But, this sector remains neglected and the fisherfolk who depend on it remain socially and economically backward....
In recent decades, distant-water fishing vessels (DWFVs) have drawn increasing criticism for exacerbating misery in developing nations. As part of a resolution to this issue, a coalition of academics, fishers, processors and others developing nations are field-testing new technologies to extend the fishing power and reach of local small-to-medium-boat artisanal...
Small-scale fisheries play an important role in generating employment, income and livelihood to the
fisherfolk. It constitutes 81 per cent of the total fisheries sector in India. But, this sector remains neglected
and the fisherfolk are socially and economically backward. Even after six decades of planned
development nearly 62 per...
An international symposium devoted to Research and small-scale fisheries (Durand, Lemoalle, Weber,
1991) in Montpellier (France) in 1989 came from increasing evidence that “the complexity of small scale
fisheries calls for applying knowledge from many fields in combined studies that can take advantage of a
whole range of information”. Has...
Mediterranean fisheries are characterized by a high diversity of fishing
strategies that can be differentiated according to a gradient from the coast
to the offshore area. Over the gradient, fleets interact through the resource.
The paper first provides a description of the fishing strategies and proposes
a typology for the...
More than half of the worlds annual marine fish catch are landed by small
scale fisheries. However, most small-scale fisheries have not been routinely
or comprehensively managed. Understanding the social and economic
characteristics of small scale fisheries is the first step towards enhancing
their management and governance. To this end,...
One of the main obstacles faced by small-scale fisheries in developing country is lack of financial
capabilities. In order to overcome such a constraint, government in developing country often provides
subsidies and small loans in various forms to offset the difficulties in accessing financial markets. Smallscale
fishery in northern coast...
The north coast of Java Sea is home to thousands of small-scale fishers fishing for small pelagic fish. The
small pelagic fisheries have been the main economic and social activities for coastal communities where
other alternatives are limited. The fisheries have been experiencing turbulent states during the last thirty
In Africa, the artisanal fishing plays a crucial role in the economy and
nutrition of populations. She participates in the equilibrium of the balance
of payments, and generates significant jobs. On the coast of Senegal in
particular, artisanal fisheries ranked first in economic activities. It carries
more than 1.8% of...