Fish diversity in shallow water diving sites in Malvan Marine Sanctuary in Maharashtra

Akhilesh, K V and Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Harishikesh, P and Rohit, Prathibha and Zacharia, P U (2022) Fish diversity in shallow water diving sites in Malvan Marine Sanctuary in Maharashtra. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series (251). pp. 24-26. ISSN 0254-380X

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    Tourism has great potential and opportunities for sustainable development and the Maharashtra government is promoting coastal and marine tourism (CMT) with diverse strategies to harness the benefits for economic growth and development of the local population. Sindhudurg District in southern Maharashtra has been widely promoted for CMT with the district declared as “tourism district” in 1997. Malvan (Sindhudurg district) is one of the popular CMT and aqua sports destinations in Maharashtra and one of the nearest getaway locations from the Metro city Mumbai. The affordable aqua sports experience (para-sailing, snorkelling, diving, speed boats, jet-ski, banana and bumper boats, kayaks) and dolphin watch cruises attract a lot of people. Fishing vessels and tourism boats navigate and operate in the same waters and the coastal communities interchangeably work in both sectors. Diving snorkelling and homestays were some of the demand-driven developments in the region. Several small-scale diving enterprises and adventure sports activities developed in the region are mostly concentrated in Malvan and are well established and publicity through social media has often created a rush of tourists to Malvan.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish; Fish diversity; Diving sites; Malvan Marine Sanctuary; Maharashtra
    Subjects: Marine Biodiversity
    Fish and Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 10:43
    Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:43

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