Marine fisheries of Karnataka State, India.

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.


Mohamed, K.S., Muthiah, C., Zacharia, P.U., Sukumaran, K.K., Rohit, P., Krishnakumar, P.K. (1998)
NAGA 21 (2): 10-15