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Convergence Anatomization of Aquaculture Production in Leading Fish-Producing Countries During the Period of 1997-2013

Convergence Anatomization of Aquaculture Production in Leading Fish-Producing Countries During the Period of 1997-2013
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Author(s): Ramesh Chandra Das (Department of Economics, Katwa College, Katwa, India), Kamal Ray (Katwa College, Katwa, India), Utpal Das (Katwa College, Katwa, India) and Bankim Chandra Ghosh (Katwa College, Katwa, India)
Copyright: 2019
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Pages: 15
Source title: International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Elias G. Carayannis (George Washington University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/IJSESD.2019010101

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Abstract

Growth and national importance of aquaculture production is empirically assessed as an important indicator of development. The present article aims to test whether the major aquaculture producing countries of the world are converging over time. The authors have applied the absolute and conditional beta convergence and sigma convergence approaches on the data of FAO for the period 1997-2013. The results show that there is an absolute beta convergence and sigma convergence among 25 major aquaculture producing countries; negative sign of coefficient of conditional beta convergence with per capita income is also noticed. It implies, the growth rates of aquaculture for developed nations are declining with rise in per capita income and backward fish-intensive countries are catching up with the giant producers like China and India. The cross-country variations are also going down which means that the countries' development gaps are getting narrowed by means of growth of aquaculture resources.

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