Marine fishery resources of Orissa-An overview

Sivakami, S (2007) Marine fishery resources of Orissa-An overview. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 193. pp. 10-14.


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Orissa has a coastline of 480 Km which constitutes about 6% of the coast of India. According to an estimate by CMFRI (2007), Orissa has a total of 57 marinefish landing centres, 641 fishing villages and about 1.21 lakh active fisherfolk who operate mechanised (3577 numbers), motorized (4719 numbers) and non-motorized (15444 numbers) fishing crafts. Exploratory surveys carried out along the northeast coast of India indicated that Orissa (Lat. 17.75°N to 22.5°N; Long. 81.5° to 87.6°E) is the most productive State in terms of bottom trawl fishery resources followed by Andhra Pradesh and WestBengal. This paper focuses on the catch trend of marine fisheries of Orissa with special emphasis on the gear-wise and resource-wise landings during 2005 and 2006 based on the data collected by Fishery Resources Assessment Division of CMFRI, Kochi and analysed through an Inhouse Research Project entitled ‘‘Appraisal of Marine Fisheries of Orissa’’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orissa; coastline; marine fisheries
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Resources
Divisions: CMFRI-Kakinada
Depositing User: Users 139 not found.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 09:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:22

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