Cross-sectional Study in China for the Management of Fish Production by the Evaluation of Socio-Demographic Aspects of Farmers and Best Practices Techniques for Fish Farming

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Sidra Fatima
Zhang Ying
Abbas Sheer


Background: Food security for humans is an increasingly important issue on a worldwide basis. A multitude
of problems, such as insufficient fisheries management services, tainted fish food products, exorbitant
building expenses, and a shortage of irrigation water, contribute to low fish productivity.
Purpose of the Study: The current study's objective was to evaluate the socio-demographic aspects of
farmers in China who adhered to the regulations for fish production and management.
Methodology: Using a reliable and verified interview schedule, the data was collected from 30 fish farmers
in China. Data was analyzed using SPSS in order to compute results and make judgments. The results show a
significant relationship between fish farmers' socioeconomic characteristics, such as age, education level, and
quantity of land owned, and their level of expertise, and adoption and awareness about best practices for fish
farming. The majority of interviewees were young, educated, and in possession of sufficient resources for
farming and fishing.
Results: The majority of the participants (n=14, 46.7%) were aged 30-50 years. Out of the 30 candidates
chosen for this study, 16 (53.3%) were graduates in China, 14 (46.7%) were associated with the profession of
only fish farming, and thus the majority of the candidates, 17 (56.7%), earned more than 70,000 yen per year
from trading fish and stock management. The chi-square value (12.9) and significant difference (0.012)
indicated a positive relationship between land size and adoption of fish production practices. The chi-square
value (12.51) and significant difference (0.007) indicated a substantial positive relationship between
Education and Awareness of suggested fish production practices.
Conclusion: There are still a number of significant issues with China's catch fisheries due to the nature of its
fisheries and the intricate and unpredictable nature of fishing in general. The study's finding suggests the
possibility that pertinent fisheries development plans may have an impact on China's management of capture
fisheries resulting in complete catch management of the fisheries resources and an intensification of resource

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Author Biographies

Sidra Fatima

College of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University BFU, Beijing, China

Zhang Ying

College of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University BFU, Beijing, China

Abbas Sheer

College of Law, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates