Study on socio-economic analysis of white-leg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei nursery rearing in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu
Author(s): V Durai and M Alagappan
Abstract: Shrimp is one of the most traded seafood commodities, and aquaculture of shrimp is considered to be one of the success stories of modern aquaculture. The paper analyses the socio-economics of selected shrimp nursery farms in the coastal districts of Tamilnadu. The data were collected from the owners of the shrimp nursery farms for the period of 2019 and analysed with appropriate tools. The study revealed that 42.86 % shrimp nursery farmers belonged to old age group, 54.29 % were educated up to higher secondary level and 42.86 % had farming experience between 5-10 years. The economic analysis indicated that farmers have realized gross returns of Rs. 6,50,000 per 100 ton capacity and net returns of Rs. 1,15,500 with Benefit Cost Ratio of 1.22.
V Durai and M Alagappan. Study on socio-economic analysis of white-leg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei nursery rearing in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(11S): 94-97. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2020.v9.i11Sb.5372