CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. Fisheries and the Brackish-Water Srimp Culture in the National Economy; 3. Aquaculture: Genesis, Evolution and Brackish-Water Shrimp Culture in Andhra Pradesh; 4. Review of Literature; 5. Socio-economic Characteristics of Brackishwater Shrimp Culture Farmers; 6. Costs and Returns; 7. Employment in Brackishwater Shrimp Culture and Market Structure; 8. Summary and Conclusions.
The dwindling catch returns of shrimps in the conventional shrimp of Indian Coast caused serious concern to the fishing industry.