Plastic menace faced by fishers of Satpati, Maharashtra

Ratheesh Kumar, R and Nakhawa, A D and Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Mhatre, V D and Chavan, B B and Singh, V V (2017) Plastic menace faced by fishers of Satpati, Maharashtra. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (233). pp. 30-31. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    Small conical stationary bag nets (Bokshi) are operated by artisanal fishers mostly in creeks, with strong tidal currents in certain regions of Maharashtra. The net is set using wooden pole (Khunt) driven at creek bottom against the flood or ebb tide. At Satpati, Bokshi nets are operated in the near shore creek for about 16 days in a month at a rate of 2 hauls per day. Here, fishermen are concerned about the increasing quantity of plastic debris entering their nets during fishing operations adversely affecting their livelihood.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Plastic menace; fishers; Satpati; Maharashtra
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 04:51
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 04:51

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