Access to fish cage aquaculture in the Ping river, Northern Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Lebel, Phimphakan
dc.contributor.author Whangchai, Niwooti
dc.contributor.author Chitmanat, Chanagun
dc.contributor.author Promya, Jongkon
dc.contributor.author Lebel, Louis
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-12T13:56:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-12T13:56:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Lebel, P., Whangchai, N., Chitmanat, C., Promya, J., & Lebel, L. (2014). Access to Fish Cage Aquaculture in the Ping River, Northern Thailand. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 26, 32-48. doi:10.1080/10454438.2014.877731 en
dc.identifier.issn 1045-4438
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53436
dc.description.abstract Aquaculture in rivers and other public water bodies raises issues of access and property rights. Over the past few years an industry has developed around the rearing of hybrid red and Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) in cages in the Ping River in northern Thailand. In this article we report on a study of how households gain access to river cage sites to farm fish. The findings are based on a case-control study of 400 households, half of which had a history of fish farming and half which did not. Additional information was gathered from qualitative in-depth interviews with 93 stakeholders. Households with good access to farming sites, financial capital, and social networks are more likely to farm fish. Proximity to the river front was a very important factor and operated at a micro-level within villages with river borders. Land and vehicle assets were also associated with fish farming—more so than monthly income levels—probably because they reflect access to credit. Social capital measured as belonging to various kinds of groups was also associated with fish farming, but may have been in part an outcome rather than a pre-requisite. Many fish farmers start through encouragement and invitations by firms or the fisheries department. Sites for cage aquaculture in rivers have characteristics somewhere between a private and a club good: those who don’t live near the river are usually excluded, but rivalry for sites among those who live close becomes an issue with congestion of farms arising from expansion in number of cages or other factors that reduce availability of suitable rearing sites like variability in climate, water flows, water quality, and government regulations. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject ACCESS TO RESOURCES en
dc.subject CAGE AQUACULTURE en
dc.subject SOCIAL NETWORKS en
dc.subject FARMING SITES en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.subject PROPERTY RIGHTS en
dc.subject THAILAND--PING RIVER en
dc.subject RIVER BASED AQUACULTURE en
dc.subject FISH FARMING en
dc.subject TILAPIA en
dc.subject OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS L en
dc.subject FISHING COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject FISH PRODUCTION en
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS en
dc.subject ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject BANK LOANS en
dc.title Access to fish cage aquaculture in the Ping river, Northern Thailand en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 107087
idrc.project.componentnumber 107087001
idrc.project.title Aquaculture intérieure et adaptation aux changements climatiques dans le nord de la Thaïlande en
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