Prawn fisheries of Kerala

Sarada, P T (2013) Prawn fisheries of Kerala. In: Handbook of Marine Prawns of India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 247-266.

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    Kerala state is situated on the southwest coast of Peninsular India. The State has a geographical area of 38,863 sq km and it lies between 8º 18' N and 12º 48' N Latitude and 74º 52' E and 77º 22' E Longitude. The continental shelf of this state covers an area of 39,139 sq km and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is 2,18,536 sq km. Apart from this, the backwaters and estuaries together form a total area of 1,26,366 ha. Though the area of Kerala is only 2.7% of the total area of the maritime states, its coastline (590 km) is 7.3% of the total coastline of India (8,129 km) and it spreads over the nine districts (Thiruvananthapuram 78 km, Kollam 37 km, Alappuzha 82 km, Ernakulam 46 km, Thrissur 54 km, Malappuram 70 km, Kozhikode 71 km, Kannur 82 km and Kasaragod 70 km).

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Kerala; prawn fisheries
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Tuticorin
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 08:30
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55

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