Sampling design for monitoring and assessing the marine fishery resources

Mini, K G and Kuriakose, Somy (2023) Sampling design for monitoring and assessing the marine fishery resources. In: International Workshop cum Training on Fisheries and Aquaculture: African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO). CMFRI Training Manual Series No. 35/2023 (35). ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 224-228. ISBN 978-93-82263-62-3

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    Marine fisheries contribute significantly to India’s food production, employment, and export earnings. In India, marine fisheries support the livelihood of approximately 3.79 million fishermen (CMFRI-FSI-DoF, 2020) and provide nutritional security for a sizable proportion of the population. India’s coastline stretches about 8129 km and it has a rich and diverse marine biodiversity, with over 2,000 species of fish recorded. The marine fisheries of India is characterized by open access, multi-species and multi-gear fishery. The resources are exploited using a variety of gears employing various fishing methods, including traditional methods like shore seine, gill nets, and longlines, as well as modern techniques such as trawling and purse seining. Fish landings occur at different points along the Indian coastline at all times of day and night and throughout all seasons (Srinath et al., 2005). For the complex fisheries in tropical regions, the collection of statistics by complete enumeration would involve a very large number of enumerators and a huge amount of money apart from the time involved in the collection of data. Therefore, a possible solution for quantifying marine fish landings is the adoption of a suitable sampling technique. India established suitable institutional mechanisms for resource monitoring and assessment in 1947 after realizing the need to sustain the highly diverse marine fish resources along its coast. Hence, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR-CMFRI) made efforts to develop a suitable sampling methodology for collecting information on catch and effort as one of its primary mandates is the monitoring and assessment of India’s exploited marine fisheries resources.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine fish
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Resources Assessment
    Marine Fisheries > Monitoring
    Marine Fisheries
    Marine Fisheries > Stock Assessment
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2024 10:45
    Last Modified: 01 Jan 2024 10:45

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