Department of Fisheries, Tamil Nadu

Joseph, K C (1987) Department of Fisheries, Tamil Nadu. In: Souvenir: National Symposium 40 years of research and development in marine fisheries in India, 16 - 18 September 1987, Mandapam.


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    Tamil Nadu is endowed with rich and varied potential for development of marine fisheries. It has a long coastline of 1000 kilometers and a continental shelf area of about 41412 sq. km. The estimates of potential annual catch from the EEZ of Tamil Nadu vary from 4 to 8.6 lakh tonnes. The population of marine fishermen is about 4.64 lakhs, out of which about 1 lakh marine fishermen are actively engaged in the fishing profession. At present there are 2432 wooden mechanised boats and 82 FRP boats engaged in fishing oft' Tamil Nadu coast. In addition, 985 catamarans have been fitted with outboard motors and 802 country canoes with inboard engines. As far as non-mechanised boats are concerned there are 28,132 catamarans and 8439 country craft operating in Tamil Nadu.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Department of Fisheries; Tamil Nadu
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Fish and Fisheries
    Divisions: Contributors
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 10:07
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33

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