Appraisal of the Marine Fisheries of West Bengal

Philipose, Varughese and Scariah, K S and Venkataraman, G and Subbaraman, G (1987) Appraisal of the Marine Fisheries of West Bengal. CMFRI Special Publication (31). pp. 1-32.


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The state of West Bengal is situated between the latitudes 21.5CN and 24.5°N and the longitudes 86CE and 89°E. Its location is in the northern part of Bay of Bengal; between the state of Orissa in the south and Bangladesh in the east. West Bengal, with an area of 87,853 sq. km accounts for 2.6% of the geographical area of India. For administrative purposes, the state is divided into 3 Divisions : Burdwam Division, Presidency Division and Jalpaiguri Division. Within each division the districts form administrative units. There are 16 districts of which two are coastal. The coastal districts are Midnapore and 24 Parganas. These together have a coastline of 65.0 km, forming 1.0% of the coastline of India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Appraisal; marine fisheries; West Bengal
Subjects: Marine Fisheries
CMFRI Special Publication
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 08:35
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:21

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