Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey

Alagarswami, K (1983) Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey. Technical Report. CMFRI, Cochin.

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands enjoy the status of an archipelago with over 550 islands, islets and rocky outcrops in the Bay of Bengal, lying between 6''45'N and 13°41'N lat. and between 92°12'E and 93''57'E long. With a land area of only 8293 sq. km, it has a total coastline of 1962 km which is about one-fourth of the total coastline of India. Of the 2 million of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India, 0.6 million or 30 % of the area lies around the Anda man and Nicobar Islands. However, the annual marine fish production in the islands is around 1500 tonnes forming about 0.1 % of the total of India's 1.4 million tonnes. Being oceanic islands, the continental shelf around them is limited to about 16,000 as com. pared to the total shelf area of about 452,000 of the country. With practically no continental slope, the land drops steeply to great depths not far from the coastline.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mariculture; Andaman and Nicobar
Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
CMFRI Bulletin
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
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Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2010 10:20
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:08

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