Chapter IV – Environmental and Social Impacts

distance from the location of the AquaMart site. Therefore, it is unlikely that the proposed AquaMart would have any impact on the local tribal groups.  But for any future AquaMart planned under the project in such sites where there is relatively high tribal population, special provision needs to be incorporated in the implementation plan to ensure equitable opportunities for participation for the community in the intervention.

  1. Use of solid waste: Solid waste generation is likely to be low and in fact with the introduction of insulated storage chamber, the quantity of fish getting rotten and wasted would come down significantly. But if value addition operations like cutting and cleaning of the fish is carried out, then the amount of solid waste would be high. In any case, the project should provide for waste disposal measures. As majority of waste generated would be fish waste, there is an opportunity to utilize the waste generated for supply as input to animal and fish feed units, and as fertilizer input

Suggestion of the study team

  • Ensure smaller players to be part of the decision making bodies and get a fair share benefits of aquamart.

  1. Differential service charges: The smaller fishermen bringing small quantities of fish to the aquamart may not need the full range of services (esp. the insulated storage chamber), whereas the larger fishermen and traders would be utilizing the full range of services offered in aquamart. So the services charges should be differential and based on the services used.

Institute small player friendly service charges or variable service charges based on the range of services used at aquamart .