Developing and Introducing a Beachlanding Craft on the east coast of India

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/54

Developing and Introducing a Beachlanding Craft
on the East Coast of India

by
V.L.C. Pietersz
Consultant, BOBP


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME; Madras, India 1993

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PREFACE

This report reviews and analyzes the work of the Beachlanding Craft Development subproject of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP). It briefly describes the development of these craft and their introduction on the east coast of India, analyzes their present status and discusses the results.

The report was prepared by a consultant with wide experience of fisheries in the Bay of Bengal region, on the basis of documentation on the subproject, published and unpublished, as well as impressions gathered during field visits to fishing centres in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa during August 1992. Assistance received by him in carrying out the field visits from Mr. S. B. Sarma of the Andhra Pradesh Directorate of Fisheries and information provided by fisheries officials, fishermen and boatyards are gratefully acknowledged.

The development of beachlanding craft was sponsored by BOBP’s “Development of Small-Scale Fisheries in the Bay of Bengal” (GCP/RAS/040/SWE), a project funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority) and “Small-Scale Fisherfolk Communities in the Bay of Bengal”(GCP/RAS/118/MUL), a project jointly funded by SIDA and DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency), both executed by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).


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REPORTS - BOBP/REP/54pdf

SUMMARY

1. BACKGROUND

2. HISTORY

2.1 Development of the BLC
2.2 Development of engine
2.3 Introduction of the BLC

3. THE PRESENT STATUS OF BLC ON THE EAST COAST OF INDIA

3.1 Craft types
3.2 Distribution
3.3 Utilization as beachlanding craft
3.4 BLC operations
3.5 Cost of BLC
3.6 Earnings of BLC

4. THE EXPERIENCE

APPENDICES AND REFERENCESpdf

I . Technical drawings of the early BLC
II. Terms and conditions of credit schemes for BLC
III. Data on economic performance of BLC (in IRs)
IV. Earnings receivable by crew members of small fishing craft on the basis of the share system (in IRs)
REFERENCES

PUBLICATIONS OF THE BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMMEpdf