Oceanic Fisheries

Silas, E G (1967) Oceanic Fisheries. In: Souvenir 20th Anniversary Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, 3 February 1967, Mandapam.



India is passing through a very critical period of food crisis and consequently the necessity of exploring various fields of natural resources to augment present production weighs heavily in the minds of our Planners. The situation calls for a more rapid transition from the present stage to a more dynamic practical stage in all facets of agricultural development and this applies equally to the utilisation of renewable protein resources of the ocean-^ in short, the marine fisheries. The oceanic fishery resources of our high seas and the Indian Ocean at large have been well recognised by other countries, notably Japan which is at present engaged in large scale fishing for tunas and related fishes, and billfishes (marlins, spearfishes, sailfish, and swordfish) throughout the length and breadth of the Indian Ocean. Even fishing boats from Taiwan are operating in the Eastern Indian Ocean and more than once have they been apprehended in our territorial waters in the Andaman Nicobar Islands. Russian vessels have started operating in the western section of the Indian Ocean from the Black Sea ports. Of the countries bordering the Indian Ocean, Australia and the Union of South Africa are rapidly developing their oceanic fisheries. India though favourably situated has yet to make a beginning in this field on a commercial scale as we have not ventured beyond our traditional fishing grounds lying mostly within fifteen kilometres off our coastline.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Oceanic Fisheries
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:5557
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 15:51
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