Present status and role of small scale fisheries of India

Bapat, S V and Kurian, Alexander (1981) Present status and role of small scale fisheries of India. CMFRI Bulletin, 30A . pp. 13-21.

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India has a coast line of 6100 km and fishing is one of the oldest professions practised by a large section of people living along the coastal areas. About 2000 fishing villages are spread over along the coast line and over 0.32 million active fishermen are engaged in small-scale fisheries, employing indigenous crafts and gear, adopting traditional methods Prior to the introduction of mechanisation in the fifties, the entire marine fish production in the country was by the small-scale sector. At present, the contri bution from this sector is estimated at about 65% of the total marine fish landings in India and 0.5% of the Gross National Product (GNP). The indigenous crafts and gear deployed by this sector represent one of the largest collective private investment in the fishing industry.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:small scale fisheries
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:722
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:31 May 2010 17:37
Last Modified:31 May 2010 17:37

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