Some comments on the climate change impacts on Kerala fisheries scenario. In: Winter School on Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries held at CMFRI, Cochin 18.1.2008 to 7.2.2008

Purushan, K S (2008) Some comments on the climate change impacts on Kerala fisheries scenario. In: Winter School on Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries held at CMFRI, Cochin 18.1.2008 to 7.2.2008. [Teaching Resource]

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The annual marine fish production potential of Kerala is estimated at 9 lakh tonnes. However, over the last 5 years, an average of 6 lakh tonnes is realized every year in addition to 75,000 to 80,000 tonnes obtained from inland fishery sources (Harikumar and Rajendran, 2007). The biodiversity is very rich in Kerala, and the fishery landings comprise about 240 species including 60 species supporting major fisheries (Pillai and Ganga, 2007). There are 2.54 lakh active fisherfolk in Kerala in addition to an equal number engaged in ancillary fishery activities such as vending, processing and marketing. Thus, including their families, almost 3% of the population is fully dependent on this resource. Kerala earn foreign exchange worth Rs.1523.55 crores exporting 1,08,577 tonnes of seafood during 2006-07 (Anon, 2007d). Since Kerala’s economy is largely dependent on fishery wealth, any undesirable impact on the resource would be damaging the progress of the State.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:climate change; Kerala fisheries scenario; Winter School
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Marine Environment > Climate change
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:5384
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Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 10:14
Last Modified:19 Oct 2010 12:38

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