Status and programmes of marine fisheries development and management in Lakshadweep

Varghese, George (1991) Status and programmes of marine fisheries development and management in Lakshadweep. CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions V, VI, VII 1987, 44 (3). pp. 561-576.


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    Tuna and tuna like fishes of Indian seas which remain largely underexploited at present, held the greatest promise for development of fishing Industry In India. The percentage composition of total tunas in the all India marine fish production ranged from 0.3 In 1970 to 1.36 In 1984-85. Lakshadweep a group of coral Islands in the Arabian Sea has got the distinction of being the only region In India where an organised fishery for tuna has been established In the small scale mechanised sector. Lakshadweep waters consisting of 20000 sq.kms. of territorial waters and 400000 sq.kms. of exclusive economic zone is potentially rich for tuna and shark. It is estimated that Lakshadweep waters support of fishable stock of 50000 tonnes of skipjack, 50000 tonnes of deep water tuna and allied species and 1 lakh tonnes of shark. Against this the present exploitation is 4807 tonnes of tuna In 1986 forming 87% of its total marine fish catch and around 16% of the total tuna catch of India. The principal gear employed is pole and line. Troll lines and hand lines form subsidiary gears.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Programmes; marine fisheries; Lakshadweep
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: Contributors
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:51
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20

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