Small-scale Fisheries in India: An Appraisal

Jena, J K and George, Grinson (2018) Small-scale Fisheries in India: An Appraisal. In: Small-scale Fisheries in South Asia. SAARC Agriculture Centre, Bangladesh, pp. 15-41. ISBN ISBN: 978-984-34-6007-3

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    The fishing practices followed in India are as diverse and complex as diversity of fishes. On an average 700 species of fishes are harvested annually from Indian coastal waters. Various craft-gear combinations are used for harvesting these resources. The wide variety of fisheries resources are targeted with specific gear and craft unlike monopolized individual species-based targeted commercialized fishing activities practiced globally, especially in temperate and sub-tropical coastal waters. Indian fisheries sector is still heavily relying on less capital-intensive fishing. With the global standards of commercialized fishing grown to much higher proportions, it is possible to address the whole of Indian fisheries as small-scale, except for the few industrial trawlers which operated earlier under the letter of permit (LOP) scheme of the government of India. But with the definitions on smallscale fishery (SSF) reiterated in various fora during different occasions by United Nations, we have tried to define the small-scale fisheries in the Indian context. Further, in this chapter we have provided information based on the prevailing data sets on marine fishery by looking upon the various aspects of SSF inclusive of resources vis-a-vis fleet size, climate related perils, market related issues, its role in poverty alleviation, governance, institutional framework for governance and pertinent issues in SSF.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Small-scale Fisheries; South Asia
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 08:49
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 08:49

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