Protection of wooden fishing craft

Ravindran, K (1998) Protection of wooden fishing craft. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). CIFT, Cochin, pp. 102-104.

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India with a long coastline of 8041 km and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 2.02 million km^ depends on the traditional as well as the mechanised sector for exploitation of fishery resources. There are at present about 1,70,000 traditional craft, 36,000 mechanised boats and about 200 deep sea trawlers operating in our coastal waters. The capital investment in this sector amounts to about Rs. 6,000 crores. The traditional craft are constructed using wood alone whereas larger mechanised vessels are made from steel, fibreglass reinforced plastic, ferrocement etc. These materials, especially wood, are subjected to deterioration due to their constant interaction with the seawater. In this context the need for protection of fishing craft gains much importance.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: wooden fishing craft; fishing craft
Subjects: Fishery Technology > Crafts & Gear
Fishery Technology
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2010 05:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:28

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