Prawn Fisheries Orissa

Maheswarudu, G (2013) Prawn Fisheries Orissa. In: Handbook of Marine Prawns of India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 143-152.

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    Abstract

    The state of Orissa with a coastline of 480 km spread along six coastal districts namely Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Baleshwar is endowed with a prawn fishery of considerable importance. The lengthy coastline with a continental shelf of 25,000 km2 and EEZ of considerable magnitude, the Chilaka lake (water spread varies from 906 km2 to 1,165 km2 during summer and the monsoons respectively) and the estuaries of the Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga, Baitarani, Brahmani, Mahanadi and Rushikulya support fisheries for various species. The continental shelf up to 200 m depth covers an area of 25,000 sq km, which is 4.5% of the total area of the country’s continental shelf. In the northern part of Orissa, the continental shelf extends up to 120 km and in the southern part up to 40 km, which is providing habitat to prawns and other demersal resources.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn Fisheries; Orissa
    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 08:58
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9373

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