Marine Small-Scale Fisheries of West Bengal: An Introduction – BOBP/INF/11

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Marine Small-Scale Fisheries of West Bengal: An Introduction


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. November l990

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ABSTRACT

This document attempts a brief, factual presentation of data and baseline information on the main features of marine small-scale fisheries in West Bengal, India It could serve as an introduction to the subject leading to deeper studies, as a source of general information, or as a background document for use in discussions on planning and programming of developmental assistance.

This document has been compiled by the Bay of Bengal Programme for Fisherfolk Communities from reports of consultants, staff of BOBP and from material obtained from the Directorate of Fisheries, West Bengal.


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1. INTRODUCTION
2. FISHERY RESOURCES
3. PRODUCTION
4. UTILIZATION
5. FISHING FLEET
6. INFRASTRUCTURE
7. SOCIO-ECONOMICS
8. COASTAL AQUACULTURE
9. INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS
10. FISHERIES ADMINISTRATION & INSTITUTIONS
11. GOVERNMENT POLICY & PLANS
12. BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDICES

1.1 West Bengal - Administrative divisions (Map)
1.2 Fishing centres of West Bengal (Map)
1.3 West Bengal data
2.1 West Bengal/Orissa contour depth and continental shelf limit (Map)
2.2 Some commercial marine/estuarine fish of West Bengal
2.3 Catch rates of selected species from bottom trawl and pelagic trawl from the Cr Fridtjof Nansen survey of the upper Bay of Bengal
3.1 West Bengal/Orissa Fishing area for each category of fishery (Map)
3.2 Detailed break-up of species composition of marine landings in motorized and non-motorized sectors
3.3 District-wise break-up of landings in West Bengal
4.1 Flow of marine dried fish from West Bengal
4.1(b) Flow of fresh fish to markets in West Bengal
4.2 Export of marine products through Calcutta port
4.3 Out-of-state supplies of table fish to Calcutta/Howrah fish markets
6.1 Infrastructure at major fishing centres
10.1 Organization of Fisheries Department
10.2 Organization of Directorate of Fisheries
11.1 Plan outlays and programme-wise allocation 1951-l990
11.2 West Bengal development budget - Seventh Plan

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