Impact of Titili Cyclone on Marine Fisheries of Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh

Raju, S S and Pattnaik, Phalguni and Shyam, S Salim and Narayanakumar, R (2021) Impact of Titili Cyclone on Marine Fisheries of Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Marine Biology and Research, 1 (2). pp. 1-10.

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    Srikakulam district is located in the extreme northeastern direction of the Andhra Pradesh. The district has the longest coastline (about 193 km) in the state. Fishing continues as a main occupation as well as a good source of healthy food for the coastal people of Srikakulam district. However, problems like seasonality of landings and uncertainty of prices in this sector creates vulnerability among the fishers affecting their livelihood. The titili cyclone during 11th October 2018 made fisher’s life even more miserable. The present study in general is meant to understand the effect of titili cyclone on the marine fisheries sector of Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh and to develop a future rehabilitation plan for the well-being of this sector. Thirty five per cent of the respondents were aware of cyclone before hand from the news followed by 20 per cent from fisheries department, friends & internet, and five per cent from relatives. The respondents were highly affected by the cyclone and most of them were victim of such a huge cyclone for the first time. They had enormous losses including property loss, displacement from dwelling, employment loss and some of them experienced human loss due to cyclone. The Governmental support provided isn’t enough for curbing such losses. The local committees should be sensitized for the different adaptation and mitigation options. There is a need to provide customized training programmes to increase the awareness towards these natural disasters. Cyclones and floods are natural disasters and are now a days a risk and not an uncertainty. Hence it is wise to plan for mitigating the impacts of such disasters beforehand than waiting for the disaster to happen and blaming the governance systems.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Titili, Cyclone, Marine Fisheries, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.
    Subjects: Oceanography > Natural calamities
    Oceanography > Natural calamities > Cyclones
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 06:15
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 06:15

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