International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 6 2013- June 2013    Pages: 1891-1898  <<Previous    Next>>

Linking sustainability indicators of Indian wild caught ornamental fish industry

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Liya Jayalal, Ramachandran. A

School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin-682 016, India


The Indian ornamental fish industry is divided into two- the domestic market and the export market. 90% of the freshwater ornamental fish exported from India are wild caught indigenous species. The study formed the criteria and indicators assessing the sustainability of wild caught ornamental fish exported from India. These indicators were then analyzed for their interactions, connections, linkages and relationships using cognitive mapping. The work is first of its kind in the ornamental fisheries.

Keywords: India, ornamental fish, indigenous, sustainability indicators, cognitive mapping


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