Malpe fishing harbour inferno: an impact analysis

Jacob, T and Venkataraman, G and Pai, M V (1979) Malpe fishing harbour inferno: an impact analysis. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 9. pp. 1-5.


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An unprecedented fire disaster, in which 196 mechanised fishing boats were gutted, took place at Malpe, a major fishing harbour in Karnataka State in the afternoon of 19th July, 1979. The total loss due to this havoc has been estimated at 2.3 crores of rupees. Though the total loss to the nation on accountof the fire disaster is to the tune of Rs. 2.3 crores, the individual loss of the owners of mechanised vessels was much less. A member of C. M. F. R. I. staff has been deployed to gather information relating to the progress made towards the normalisation of fishing activities in the affected area. This would enable monitoring of the process of rehabilitation in the coming months

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malpe fishing harbor; rehabilitation measures; Fire incident
Subjects: Marine Environment > Climate change
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 09:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:28

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