Braj Mohan, D. P. Singh and Thiagarajan
This paper deals with the extent of adoption of recommended practices by prawn peeling/fish pre-processing sheds and relationship between socio-economic characteristics of selected respondents of fish pre-processors (prawn peeling/fish pre-processing sheds) with their adoption behaviour. The extent of adoption was quite high among the respondents for the complete sheltered building for peeling (92.50%) and chilling of raw material during pre-processing at every stage (57.50%). The standardized partial regression coefficients of two variables viz., number of days employed/year and experience were positively and significantly contributing the variation of knowledge level of fish preprocessors. Out of the fourteen selected independent variables of fish pre-processors studied, only the standardized partial regression coefficient of debt had significant and positive contribution towards the variation in the skill level of fish pre-processors and experience had significant and positive contributions towards the adoption behaviour of fish pre-processors.
Keyword: Extent; Adoption; Fish pre-processors; Knowledge level; Adoption behaviour