WORKING PAPERS - BOBP/WP/31
Tuna Fisheries In The EEZs Of India, Maldives And Sri Lanka
Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Marine Fishery Resources Management in the Bay of Bengal. Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 1985
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This paper attempts to summarize the present knowledge of those tuna resources in the EEZs of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka that are likely to be shared stocks. It contains a summary report, a survey of tuna fishery in the three EEZs and country reports from Maldives and Sri Lanka.
The material was put together following a working group meeting of scientists from Maldives and Sri Lanka, with India represented by two observers from the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka. The meeting was held 4-8 June 1984 at the National Aquatic Resources Agency (NARA), Colombo, Sri Lanka, and was held under the auspices of the FAO/UNDP project “Marine Fishery Resources Management in the Bay of Bengal “(RAS/81/051). Dr. K. Sivasubramaniam, Senior Fishery Biologist of the project, acted as convenor. The Director General of NARA, Dr. Onil Pereira, opened the meeting.
“Marine Fishery Resources Management in the Bay of Bengal” is a component of the Bay of Bengal Programme. The project has a duration of four years; it commenced in January 1983. Its immediate objective is to improve the practice of fishery resources assessment among participating countries and to stimulate and assist in joint assessment and management activities between countries sharing fish stocks.
4. UNIT OF EFFORT
6. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
8. WORK PROGRAMME
1. Tuna longline catches close to India, Maldives and Sri Lanka
1. The tuna fishery in the EEZs of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka
2. Tunas in the Maldives, by Ministry of Fisheries, Male, Republic of Maldives
3. Driftnet fishery for tuna in the western coastal waters of Sri Lanka
4. List of participants and observers