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Job Satisfaction in the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries of Chennai, India

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  • Maarten Bavinck

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Shrimp trawling represents an important fishing métier in South India, generating high levels of employment and economic value. It is also a contested métier, ostensibly contributing to environmental degradation and social inequality. This paper investigates the job satisfaction of crew members (captains and workers) on board the shrimp trawlers of Chennai (former Madras). Research took place in 2007 and 2008 (N = 137). Results suggest a general satisfaction with being in the fishery. However, a little over three-fifths of fishers said they would be willing to change fishing métier and about one-half said they would leave the occupation. About one-half also said they would not advise a young person to enter the occupation. The tendency to move away from the fishery is argued to reflect a growing pessimism about the future of the shrimp trawl fisheries, but also an increasing awareness of other economic opportunities. Copyright The Author(s) 2012

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  • Maarten Bavinck, 2012. "Job Satisfaction in the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries of Chennai, India," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 109(1), pages 53-66, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:109:y:2012:i:1:p:53-66
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-012-0055-3
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