"FISHERMEN COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES FOR FISHING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT"

Authors

Dr. Kunal D. Jadhav (Associate Professor)
University of Mumbai, Vidyapeeth Vidyarthi Bhavan, “B” Road, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400 020, India.

Abstract

Fishing is one of the traditional activities of Maharashtra, India which has the coastal regions of the sea water of Arabian sea. Maharashtra has the largest production as compared to other states. The fish production of Maharashtra is declined over the past two decades due to variety of reasons. This fishing occupation is maintained by Fisherman Cooperative Societies. In the present study an attempt has been made to study fisheries cooperatives from economic point of view. Besides that; membership, capital structure, economic transactions of cooperatives for members, transactions of members with cooperative, turn-over of cooperatives, impact of cooperative businesses on their members and social, economic, educational and political relation of members and their cooperatives are also studied.