Marine Debris - A threat to sustainable fisheries

Kripa, V (2018) Marine Debris - A threat to sustainable fisheries. In: COMAD, 11-12 April 2018, Kochi.

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    Abstract

    One of the major threats faced by fishermen operating their fishing gears in coastal waters of India is the alarming influx of litter in the fishing area. There are about 4 million fishermen spread across 3288 fishing villages. Of the 1.9 lakh fishing crafts, 36.7% are motorised and 26% are non-motorised. Though the Indian EEZ is spread to an area of 1,629,607 km2, major fishing takes place in the inshore waters (total area- 225,029 km2) and in the continental shelf (total area-393,527 km2). There are different types of fishing craft and gear combinations and among these the most affected by marine debris is the bag type of fishing gears and the trawlers. Most coastal villages and urban cities do not have well planned solid waste management programs. With the increasing coastal population and lack of proper solid waste management protocols, the quantity of solid waste entering the coastal waters through rivers, estuaries and canals is enormous.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 04:56
    Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 04:56
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12961

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