Status, prospects and management of small pelagic fisheries in India

Devaraj, M and Kurup, K N and Pillai, N G K and Balan, K and Vivekanandan, E and Sathiadhas, R (1997) Status, prospects and management of small pelagic fisheries in India. In: Small Pelagic fisheries in the Asia Pacific region Proceedings of the APFIC Working Party on Marine Fisheries First session 13-16-May 1997. APFC FAO RAP, Thailand, Thailand, pp. 91-198.


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The annual small pelagic fish production increased from 0.30 million mt during 1950-54 to 1.24 million mt during 1996 along the Indian coast. The 4 fold increase was possible due to several technological advancements. The potenrial yield from the pelagic resources of the EEZ is estimated to be 2.2 million mt. As there is no further scope for increasing the production from the inshore waters, there is need to bring the outer shelf and oceanic waters into increasing levels of exploitation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: management; small pelagic fisheries; India
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 06:09
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:44

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