Indian marine fishing sector - An overview

Nair, M K R (1998) Indian marine fishing sector - An overview. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). CIFT, Cochin, pp. 1-6.

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The Indian subcontinent with a total Iand area of 3.3 million km2 and a coast line of 8041 km is blessed with marine wealth. The west coast of the country is bordered by the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. The east coast is constituted by the marine boundaries of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal. Besides these, we have sovereign rights over the waters around the Lakshadweep group of islands situated in the Arabian sea and Andaman & Nicobar group of islands situated in the Bay of Bengal. As per the laws of the seas convention, every country has sovereign rights over the waters lying within 200 nautical miles perpendicular to its respective coast line. This sea area is called the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The nations have absolute rights to explore, exploit, regulate and conserve the living and non-living resources within their EEZ.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine fishing sector; India
Subjects: Marine Fisheries
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 23:56
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27

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