Development of Tuna Fisheries in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Pillai, N G K and Abdussamad, E M (2008) Development of Tuna Fisheries in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Proceedings of Brainstorming Session on Development of Island Fisheries. pp. 23-34.


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The Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands consists of 572 islands, islets and rocky out crops and have an aggregate coastline of 1,912 km, which is about a fourth of the coastline of India. The continenta l she lf area is very limited with an estimated area of 16,000 sq. km and the sea is very deep within a few ki lometers from the shore. The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the Islands encompasses around 0.6 sq. km, which is around 30% of the EEZ of India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuna Fisheries; Andaman and Nicobar; Island
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 05:20
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:44

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