Fisheries Heritage in India

Ayyappan, S and Pillai, N G K and Basheer, V S (2007) Fisheries Heritage in India. In: Glimpses of the Agricultural Heritage of India. Asian Agri History Foundation, Udaypur, Rajasthan, pp. 257-273. ISBN 978-8190396301

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Fishes are mentioned in the ancient literature of India, the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, and excavations from Harappa and Mohenjo-daro indicate that fishing with hooks and nets was common as long ago as 3000 BC. During the reign of Emperor Asoka (273-232 BC), fish conservation was ensured through strictly enforced laws. This paper places fishing in historical perspective, tracing its evolution from the capture of individual fish to its present status as a large-scale commercial enterprise.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fisheries; India
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fisheries management
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2022 05:59
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 05:59

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