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Marine fisheries of the north-west coast of India during 2009-2010

By J Jayasankar, T M Najmudeen, S Haja Najeemudeen, K Ramani, M R Beena, M B Seynudeen, K Anandan and Lata Khambadkar


The north-west region consists of two important coastal states of India viz., Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Union Territory, Daman & Diu. The total length of the north*west coastal region is about 2,320 km which is nearly 29% of the nation’s total coastal length. This region consists of 714 marine fishing villages and 278 landing centres. As per the 2010 marine fisheries census, the total marine fishermen population in Gujarat, it is 3,36,181, in Maharashtra is 3,86,259 and in Daman & Diu, it is 40,016, which put together account for 19.07% of the all India fishermen population. The marine fish production of the north-west region for 2009 was 8,80,312 t and for 2010 was 8,51,521 t accounting for 27.49% and 25.44% respectively of the total marine fish production from the country

Topics: Marine Fisheries
Publisher: 'Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi'
Year: 2012
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