Department of Fisheries, Lakshadweep

Varghese, George (1987) Department of Fisheries, Lakshadweep. In: Souvenir: National Symposium 40 years of research and development in marine fisheries in India, 16 - 18 September 1987, Mandapam.


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The Directorate of Fisheries Lakshadweep took its origin in 1959 as a small organisation headed by a Fisheries Officer and assisted by a couple of fisheries inspectors, making a significant turn in the history of fisheries development in the islands. The exploitation and proper management of fisheries resources to improve the economic condition of local inhabitants was the primary objective. Geographically scattered nature and remoteness of the islands turned out to be real hurdles in the implementation of fishery development schemes. During the sixtees, fishing had been by primitive methods of harpooning, confined to the lagoon and reef areas. Tuna was not caught in any island except Minicoy and the fish catch was insufficient even for domestic consumption. Inhabitants were illiterate and with poor socio-economic set up.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Department of Fisheries; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Extension
Fish and Fisheries
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 10:09
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33

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