Marine fisheries of Karnataka State, India

Mohamed, K.S. and Muthiah, C. and Zacharia, P.U. and Sukumaran, K.K. and Rohit, P. and Krishnakumar, P.K. (1998) Marine fisheries of Karnataka State, India. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 21(2), pp. 10-15.

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This contribution provides an overview of the marine capture fisheries off the coast of Karnataka State, India. It covers the main fisheries and fishing gears, production trends (by main species /groups and gears), assessment results and fisheries management. Marine fisheries production in the State increased from about 57,000 t/year during the 1950s to a peak of about 250,000 in 1989, declining to about 150,000 t/year by 1995. Substantive changes have been noted in dominant gears and species groups contributing to the catch between 1980-84 and 1990-95. Results of assessments indicate that many commercially important stocks are overfished, thus requiring a reduction in fishing effort.

Item Type: Article
Title: Marine fisheries of Karnataka State, India
Personal Creator/Author:
Mohamed, K.S.
Muthiah, C.
Zacharia, P.U.
Sukumaran, K.K.
Rohit, P.
Krishnakumar, P.K.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 21
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 10-15
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishery resources; Marine fisheries; Fishing gears; Stock assessment; Fishery management; Fishery development; Karnataka; India
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9361
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 08:49
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 08:49

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