Prawn fisheries - Maharashtra

Deshmukh, V D (2013) Prawn fisheries - Maharashtra. In: Handbook of Marine Prawns of India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 135-142.

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    Maharashtra, with 720 km of coastline and 0.89 sq km of continental shelf is blessed with rich crustacean resources comprising of prawns, lobsters, crabs and stomatopods. In the past decade (2001-2010) the crustaceans contributed to nearly one third of the annual total marine fish landings of 3.57 lakh t and prawns alone constituted the single largest marine fish resource of the state, generating revenue of nearly Rs 500 crores annually. The marine prawn fishery of Maharashtra is very distinctive with the bulk of the fishery supported by tiny non-penaeid prawns generally consumed by the poor, and the rest of the penaeid prawns which are larger in size and mostly consumed by the urban population and exported. The nonpenaeid prawns are so characteristic of the state that in early eighties 90% of the landings in India came from Maharashtra (Ramamurthy, 1985).

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn fisheries; Maharashtra
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 10:18
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55

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