Deepsea fishing in Indian waters

Devaraj, M (1996) Deepsea fishing in Indian waters. Proceedings of the Seminar on Fisheries - A Multibillion Dollar Industry, Madras, Aug 17-19, 1995 . pp. 35-41.



The development of Indian marine fIsheries since the early 60s from a traditional, subsistence oriented one into an industrial fisheries was quite substantial. This change got accelerated mainly in the mechanised era of the marine fishery sector. Although with the declaration of the EEZ, an area of 2 million sq. km. came into existence in 1977, there has never been a commercial deepsea fishing worth mentioning. However deepwater trawling conducted by two Mexican trawlers (24 m OAL) imported from the USA in 1972 has paved the way for a humble beginning in the deepsea fishing operations. Gradually by 1982-83 about 11 0 chartered and joint venture deepsea fishing vessels began fishing operations and almost without exception, they exploited mostly the inshore grounds upto 50 m and rarely upto 100 m. But once the depth limitations beyond the 80 m depth line for offshore fIshing operations was enforced in 1983, almost all these chartered vessels left the country.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Deepsea fishing
Subjects:Fishery Technology > Fishing
Fish and Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
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