Marine Small-Scale Fisheries of Tamil Nadu : A General Description - BOBP/INF/05

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Marine Small-Scale Fisheries of Tamil Nadu : A General Description


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Development of Small-Scale Fisheries in the Bay of Bengal Madras, India. December l983

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ABSTRACT

This document attempts a brief and factual presentation of data and baseline information on the main features of the small-scale marine fisheries of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It could serve as an introduction to the problems and prospects of this sector leading to deeper studies of particular aspects, as a source of general information, or more particularly, as a background document for use in discussions on the planning and programming of development assistance.

This is a revised and updated edition of a General Description of Marine Small-Scale Fisheries, Tamil Nadu, originally prepared in 1977 jointly by the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Fisheries and the FAO/UNDP Project for Development of Small-Scale Fisheries in South-West Asia RAS/74/031. This revision was carried out in cooperation with the Directorate of Fisheries, Tamil Nadu.

Two officers of the Directorate, Mr. V. Ramamoorthy, Asst. Director (Information & Statistics) and Mr. S. Somasundaram, Fisheries Inspector (Statistics) were actively associated with the work.

This paper is an activity of the Project for Small-Scale Fisheries Development of the Bay of Bengal Programme. It is executed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funded by the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA). It covers five countries bordering the Bay of Bengal Region: Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Its main aims are to develop, demonstrate and promote appropriate technologies and methodologies to improve the conditions of small-scale fisherfolk and the supply of fish from the small-scale sector in the five countries.


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1. INTRODUCTION
2. FISHERY RESOURCES
3. FISHING FLEET
4. INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICE FACILITIES
5. PRODUCTION
6. HANDLING AND PROCESSING
7. DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING
8. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
9. COASTAL AQUACULTURE
10. SOCIO-ECONOMICS
11. FISHERIES ADMINISTRATION AND INSTITUTIONS
12. INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS
13. GOVERNMENT POLICY
14. DEVELOPMENT PLANS
15. BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDICES:

1.1 Administrative map of Tamil Nadu
1.2 State data
2.1 Configuration of the continental shelf off Tamil Nadu
3.1 Districtwise distribution of marine fishing craft 1980
3.2 Economics of 9.7 m mechanised fishing boat (shrimp trawler)
3.3 Economics of 9.1 m mechanised fishing boat (shrimp trawler)
3.4 Districtwise distribution of marine fishing gears 1980
4.1 Fish landing facilities
4.2 Ice making, cold storage, freezing and frozen fish storage facilities by district 1979
4.3 Boat building yards
5.1 Annual marine fish landings in Tamil Nadu
5.2 List of commercially important species of marine fish
5.3 Marine fish landings by species
5.4 Fish landings by craft type and district 1978/79
5.5 Fishing seasons for commercially important species at selected centres
7.1 Average retail prices of some marine fish species at selected centres (1979/80) Rs/kg
9.1 Periods of seed availability in various brackishwaters
9.2 Catch of seed per man hour effort in Adyar estuary
10.1 Districtwise figures of marine fishing villages and fishermen population - Tamil Nadu 1980
11.1.1 Fisheries in national and state administration
11.1.2 Organisational chart of the Directorate of Fisheries
14.1 Allocations and targets of the schemes included in the Sixth Five-Year Plan 1980-85


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