Purse seine fishing in Maharashtra

Nakhawa, A D and Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Ratheesh Kumar, R and Bhendekar, S N and Pawar, N A and Akhilesh, K V (2018) Purse seine fishing in Maharashtra. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (237). pp. 23-26. ISSN 0254-380 X


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Purse seines are one of the important gears operated along the west coast of India for harvesting shoaling pelagic fishes, mostly oil sardine and mackerel. Purse seine fishing method invented to harvest the large shoal of pelagic fish in Maine, United State of America during 1830’s later is was spread to Norway, Sweden, Japan etc. In India purse seine was introduced on experimental basis in 1954 under Indo-Norwegian project off Quilon, Kerala and other attempt was made in Goa in 1957 when the territory was still ruled by Portuguese. The commercial purse seining taken up by the fishers in Karnataka during the mid 1970s was later adopted by the fishers in Kerala and Goa. In Maharashtra, fishers from the southern region (Ratnagiri and Sindhdurg) adopted purse seine fishing in late eighties and Mirkarwada emerged as a major base of operation for these purse seiners. In northern Maharashtra, fishers were mostly engaged in set bagnet (Dol nets) and trawl fishing until the late 1990s when a few trawl fishers shifted to purse seine fishing expecting better economic prospects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Purse seine fishing; Maharashtra
Subjects: Fishery Technology > Fishing
Fish and Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2019 09:19
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2019 09:19
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13997

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