Impact of Cyclone Amphan on marine fisheries of West Bengal

Raju, S S and Dash, Gyanaranjan and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Dash, Swatipriyanka Sen and Narayanakumar, R (2020) Impact of Cyclone Amphan on marine fisheries of West Bengal. Marine Fisheries Information Service Technical & Extension Series No. 244, 2020, 244. pp. 30-31. ISSN ISSN 0254-380X

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    West Bengal has three coastal districts, namely, North 24-Praganas, South 24-Praganas and East Medinipur with a coastline of 158 km. With 59 marine fish landing centres, 76,981 fishermen households comprising of 3.8 lakh fisherfolks who are mostly traditional fishermen (Marine Fisheries Census, 2010) West Bengal contributes about 6-8% of the total marine fish landings of India. The predominantly exploited resources are Bombay duck, anchovies, Hilsa, ribbon fishes, sciaenids, pomfrets, catfishes, flatfishes, penaeid and non-penaeid prawns. Cyclones and storm surges are frequently occurring natural calamities in the state

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyclone Amphan; marine fisheries; West Bengal
    Subjects: Oceanography > Natural calamities
    Oceanography > Natural calamities > Cyclones
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 05:33
    Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 05:33

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