Status and programme of marine fisheries development in the Union Territory of Pondicherry

Francis Xavier, V V (1991) Status and programme of marine fisheries development in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions V, VI, VII 1987, 44 (3). pp. 577-578.


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    Development of marine fisheries in the Union Territory dates back to 1955-56, after the merger of the former French territories of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. The union Territory has a coastline of 45 Km and a fishermen population of about 34,000. The annual fish production of the Territory has risen from a merge 900 t in the beginning to more than 20,000 t in recent years. This paper deals with mainly the various developmental activities such as the Introduction of mechanised boats, beach landing craft, outboard motors, provision of cold storages, transport facilities fish curing yards, construction of fisheries harbour, fish landing platforms, subsidies provided to the fishing activities and training imparted lo the fishermen undertaken since the Second Five Year Ran period. It also presents the various social welfare schemes for Improvement of the fishing community and its socio-economic conditions.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine fisheries development; Pondicherry
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: Contributors
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:56
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20

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