Compliance of bag net fishery of Maharashtra coast, India with Article 7 of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

Kumawat, Tarachand and Shenoy, Latha and Chakraborty, Sushant K and Deshmukh, V D and Raje, S G (2015) Compliance of bag net fishery of Maharashtra coast, India with Article 7 of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Marine Policy, 56. pp. 9-15.

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    Abstract

    The paper presents the results of evaluation of compliance of the bag net fishery of Maharashtra coast, India with the relevant clauses of Article 7 (Fisheries management) of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF). Questionnaire-based approach that covered ten categories of stakeholders responsible wholly or partially for the management of the bag net fishery was used in the present study. Evaluation of the Code revealed an overall compliance level of 67.52%. The study identified the critical areas of low compliance levels that require immediate attention. Though the bag net fishery is the most common and traditional fishery of Maharashtra that supports livelihood of several fishers, there is no specific policy to regulate, develop and ensure sustainability of the bag net fish resources. Therefore the Code could be taken as a reference document to facilitate responsible management of the bag net fishery taking the local conditions into account. The findings of the present study could be used as a diagnostic tool to help in suggesting measures to ensure sustainability of the bag net fishery resources achievable by making amendments to the fisheries policies of the State.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Bag net fishery; Compliance; FAO; CCRF; Fisheries policy
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Policy
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 08:51
    Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 08:20
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10762

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