Marine fisheries in India-Winter School on Towards Ecosystem Based Management of Marine Fisheries – Building Mass Balance Trophic and Simulation Models

Srinath, M (2004) Marine fisheries in India-Winter School on Towards Ecosystem Based Management of Marine Fisheries – Building Mass Balance Trophic and Simulation Models. [Teaching Resource]

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Abstract

Endowed with a long coastline of 8129 km, 2.02 million sq.km.of EEZ, and 0.5 million sq.km. of continental shelf and with an annual marine fishery potential of 3.93 million t, India occupies a unique position among the countries bordering the Indian Ocean. India is one of the leading nations in the world in marine fishery exports. From the traditional subsistence level, the Indian marine fisheries grew to an industrial status over a period of half a century since independence. The subsistence fisheries during the early 50's produced about 0.5 million tonnes annually. Currently, the total annual production is of the order of about 2.6 million tonnes. This increase is the result of improvements in the harvesting methods, increase in the fishing effort and extension of fishing into relatively deeper regions.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine fisheries; India
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
ID Code:5246
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 11:09
Last Modified:20 Oct 2010 11:09

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