Marine Fisheries Management in India : Policy Initiatives

Sathiadhas, R and Shyam, S Salim (2012) Marine Fisheries Management in India : Policy Initiatives. In: World Trade Agreement and Indian Fisheries Paradigms: A Policy Outlook, 17-26 September 2012, Kochi.



Fishing has been considered as a primary livelihood option since time immemorial, for the occupants of the coastal belt in India, stretching along 8129 kms. Fisheries play a predominant strategic role in the economic activity of our country by its contribution to national income, food and employment. It supports the deprived coastal community and serves as an important foreign exchange earner contributing sustainably to food and nutritional security. It is also a principal source of livelihood to people in coastal areas. Fisheries contribute about 1 per cent of India’s GDP, which forms about 4.12 per cent of the agricultural GDP (2003-04). The total fish production during the four decades (1950-51 to 1990-91) showed an annual average compound growth rate that varied between 3.35 to 4.62 per cent. About 12.2 lakh fisherfolk operate diverse types of craft-gear combinations with regional and seasonal variations all along the Indian coastline. The secondary sector provides employment to more than 15 lakh people and another one lakh people is employed in the tertiary sector.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine Fisheries Management; India
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:9077
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:15 Nov 2012 12:29
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