Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries and Options for Adaptation

Vivekanandan, E (2010) Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries and Options for Adaptation. Souvenir: Lobster Research in India. pp. 65-71.

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    Abstract

    Marine capture fisheries have very important roles for food supply, food security and income generation in India. About one million people work directly in this sector, producing 3 million D tonnes annually. The value of fish catch at production leve1 is about US $ 2.8 bil1ion and India earns US 1.8 billion by exporting fish and fishery products. Being open access to a large extent, there is intense competition among he stakeholders with varied interests to share the limited resources in the coastal waters, which has resulted in overfishing and decline in stocks of a few species. Climate change is projected to exacerbate this situation and act as a depensatory factor on fish populations. Climate change will have strong impact on fisheries with far-reaching consequences for food and livelihood security of a sizeable section of the population

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Impact; Climate Change; Indian Marine Fisheries; Adaptation
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries
    Marine Environment > Climate change
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 06:22
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:49
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8432

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