Carbon Footprint of Marine Fisheries in India

Dineshbabu, A P and Thomas, Sujitha and Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Zacharia, P U and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Dash, Gyanaranjan and Vivekanandan, E and George, Grinson and Sivadas, M and Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Najmudeen, T M and Muktha, M and Sreenath, K R and Koya, Mohammed and Ratheesh Kumar, R and Divipala, Indira and Dash, Swatipriyanka Sen and Akhilesh, K V and Rajesh, K M and Roul, Subal Kumar and Nakhawa, A D and Santhosh, B and Pradhan, Rajesh Kumar and Geetha, R and Yousuf, K S S M and Mhadgut, Bala and Ninan, Roshen G and Santhi, M and Tandel, Swapnil and Ajith, S and Satish Kumar, M and Kishore, Nanda and Rahul, R and Prabhakar, M and Gopalakrishnan, A and Jena, J K (2024) Carbon Footprint of Marine Fisheries in India. CMFRI Special Publication (149). ICAR–Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi.

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    The dynamic nature of India’s marine fisheries and the complexities there in, derived from the diversity of resources, grounds, craft-gear combinations, operation modes and communities involved, make any assessment of its components challenging. More so when global methodologies for such assessments are still in infancy. As a team of researchers engaged for a decade in the estimation of carbon footprint in marine fisheries of India, we feel extremely glad at the outcome of a massive team-effort which paved way for this publication. Accessibility to information, compilation of data sets, analysis and final estimation happened in a coherent manner despite several changes in the constitution of the team during the study. The importance of the marine fisheries sector in India prompted us to generate a baseline data to be compared with the latest changes and technological advancements in fishing operations to prove that our datasets remained scientifically robust for a Pan-India estimation. The financial and conceptual support received from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (Marine Fisheries Component) helped us in coming up with this scientific document. The support received from Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), Dr. S.K. Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); Dr. V.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CRIDA; and Dr M. Prabhakar, National Principal Investigator, NICRA, ICAR, CRIDA throughout the study period was instrumental in the completion of this mammoth effort. As the nation looks forward towards ‘net-zero emissions’ as per the agreement of the Conference of the Parties (COP), we as part of the team dealing with climate resilience feel delighted to understand that Indian marine fisheries remain greener, sustainable, and resilient in comparison to our global counterparts. The small-scale nature of the fishery with a large volume of fisher participation moved us in a way that we believe that our realization will be a step forward in recognizing the hard labour of fishers who emit less when their industrial trawling counterparts elsewhere continue to use more fossil fuels. The result of our study on carbon footprint of marine fisheries in India seems like a silver lining for this sector which is otherwise facing serious climate related challenges being in a vulnerable geographical setting. We strongly believe that our policy planners will be able to use this document in evolving fishery management measures to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: NICRA
    Subjects: CMFRI Publications > CMFRI Special Publications
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Finfish Fisheries Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Finfish Fisheries Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Finfish Fisheries Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Finfish Fisheries Division
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2024 08:42
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 10:19

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