Work sharing in Kerela's fisheries

M.M. van den Berg, B.J. Lensing

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Abstract

Earlier studies suggest that once population growth and market integration reach a certain critical level, traditional practices of work sharing tend to degenerate or disappear altogether. Work sharing has, however, survived to date in small-scale fisheries in Kerala, India. Artisanal fishermen strongly favor the system, for ethical reasons as well as for their personal benefit. Besides, boat owners appear not to be hindered by the system. Contrary to observations in crop production, work sharing has not inhibited the introduction of modern technologies like motorization
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-539
JournalMarine Policy
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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