Strategies for the development and management of purse seine fishing in India

Shahul Hameed, M and Mukundan, M (1991) Strategies for the development and management of purse seine fishing in India. CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions V, VI, VII 1987, 44 (3). pp. 643-647.

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Abstract

Purse seine, an important bulk catching method was first evolved In the Atlantic Coast during the last quarter of the 19th century and in India the developmental efforts were initialed by the Indo-Norwegian Project in 1954 and the operations on commercial lines were taken up from 1976 onwards. Enterprising fishermen of Karnataka were the first to Introduce this modern method of fishing, switching over from the traditional rampant nets. The purse seines spread to Kerala and Goa later. Inilially boats of different length and deck arrangements were tried and after gaining competency, 15 m boat emerged as the suitable vessel with deck arrangement for portside operation of purse seine net of 600 m length and 55 m 'depth.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Development and management; purse seine fishing; India
Subjects:Fishery Technology
Fish and Fisheries > Fisheries management
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:3120
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 12:38
Last Modified:04 Oct 2010 12:38

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