Impact of Climate Change in the Indian Marine Fisheries and the Potential Adaptation Options

Vivekanandan, E (2010) Impact of Climate Change in the Indian Marine Fisheries and the Potential Adaptation Options. In: Coastal Fishery Resources of India - Conservation and sustainable utilisation. Meenakumari, B and Boopendranath, M R and Edwin, Leela and Sankar, T V and Gopal, Nikita and Ninan, George,(eds.) Society of Fisheries Technologists, pp. 169-185.

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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 t annually. The value of fish catch at production level is about USD 2.8 billion (CMFRI, 2007) and India earns USD 1.6 billion by exporting fish and fishery products. The country has a fishing fleet consisting of 58,911 mechanized craft, 75,591 motorized craft and 104,270 non-motorized craft (CMFRI, 2006). Due to overfishing, unregulated fishing, habitat destruction and pollution, production from marine fisheries is stagnant in the last ten years. Being open access to a large extent, there is intense competition among the stakeholders with varied interests to share the limited resources in the coastal waters.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Climate Change; Indian Marine Fisheries; Potential Adaptation Options; Marine Fisheries
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Marine Environment > Climate change
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:8754
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:29 Oct 2011 15:58
Last Modified:29 Oct 2011 15:58

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