History and development of fisheries research in India

Silas, E G (2003) History and development of fisheries research in India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 100 (2 & 3). pp. 502-520.



Fishing in the earlier half of the last century mainly comprised artisanal inshore capture fishery using sailboats and catamarans. and culture of Bengal carps (catla, rohu and mrigal). The Indian Fisheries Act of 1857 defined the powers !lnd responsibilities of the erstwhile presidencies and princely states. Immediately after India's independence. for a few decades, the erstwhile Madras and Bombay States led the country in fisheries surveys and research activities. With I.A.S. officers at the helm of state fisheries departments, these aspects have been relegated to the background and replaced by central government: agencies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fisheries research; India
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:6869
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:11 Jan 2011 10:53
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