Promotion on Earthworm Culture as Other Alternative Livelihood for Small-scale Fishers
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With due to insufficient income of small scale fishers who depend their earning on the fishing activities. In many cases that, those fishers be encouraged to increase income from the responsible fisheries while the fishery resources still need some period to recover, which is take time. So instead of just let fishers suffer from the in sufficient income we can look and promote others alternative livelihood even if some of them might not directly relates to the exactly fishing activity. Ideally, the promotion of earthworms’ culture can be other alternative livelihood for fisherman to increase their income. Earthworm culture is simple, low cost investment and can get good profit from each crop. Nowadays, many fishery sectors looking for earthworm: in case of hook and line fishing, earthworm can be used as bait. Especially case of ornamental fish aquaculture, earthworm is used for feeding; this is because earthworm is rich of protein and stimulant the bright color of the ornamental fish. Earthward can be culture in form of household’s business. As some of students from Tinsulanonda Fisheries College who are trained at TD during 7 October 2014 to 20 February 2015 are from fisheries family, some of their parents depend their life only on the fishing activity as mentioned above, so that the idea in promotion of earthworm culture is applied to this student group as trial campaign. With intention to equip this kind of alternative livelihood to them and this idea will be much more useful if the students can transfer the knowledge and skill of earthward culture to their family which object to increase their family’s income and improve their well being in afterward.
Phusirimongkol , K. (2014). Promotion on Earthworm Culture as Other Alternative Livelihood for Small-scale Fishers . SEAFDEC Technical Seminar 2014 (p. 35). Samut Prakan: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.