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Status, prospects and management of small pelagic fisheries in India

By M Devaraj, K N Kurup, N G K Pillai, K Balan, E Vivekanandan and R Sathiadhas

Abstract

The annual small pelagic fish production increased from 0.30 million\ud mt during 1950-54 to 1.24 million mt during 1996 along the Indian coast.\ud The 4 fold increase was possible due to several technological\ud advancements. The potenrial yield from the pelagic resources of the EEZ is\ud estimated to be 2.2 million mt. As there is no further scope for increasing\ud the production from the inshore waters, there is need to bring the outer\ud shelf and oceanic waters into increasing levels of exploitation

Topics: Pelagic Fisheries
Publisher: APFC FAO RAP, Thailand
Year: 1997
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.cmfri.org.in:7453

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