The present status of small-scale traditional fishery at Vizhinjam

Luther, G and Nair, P N Radhakrishnan and Gopakumar, G and Nair, K Prabhakaran (1982) The present status of small-scale traditional fishery at Vizhinjam. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 38 . pp. 1-17.



Vizhinjam, situated at long. 76°59'15"e, lat. 8°22'30", and 16 km south of trivandrum, is an important Fish landing centre among the twenty-seven fish landing villages in the fishery zone extending from Kollangode in the south to valiaveli in the north, spanning a distance of about 50 km on the south-west Coast of india. Owing to its location which affords facilities for putting the boats out to the sea even in The monsoon season, as well as due to good marketing outlets at nearby places such as balaramapuram, Trivandrum and adjacent towns, fishing activity takes place in the vizhinjam area all through the year. With the completion of the vizhinjam fishing harbour which is underway, the fisheries importance of this area is bound to increase further. Vizhinjam is thus at the threshold of modernization and expansion of its fishing activities, particularly with reference to exploitation of the deepsea fishery resources. An account of the present status of the traditional fishery of the vizhinjam area Is therefore timely.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Small-scale traditional fishery; Vizhinjam; Trivandrum; fishery resources; craft
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Management
Aquaculture > Fisheries Management
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:3022
Deposited On:22 Sep 2010 14:20
Last Modified:22 Sep 2010 14:20

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