- India ranks 6th among major fish
producing countries of the world With annual fish production of about 5
- The most common method of fishing,
trawling is simply described as towing a net through the water. A trawl
net is funnel-shaped, and can harvest bottom-dwelling fish when dragged
along the ocean floor.
can be divided into bottom trawling and midwater trawling, depending on
how high the trawl (net) is in the water column
trawling is a very intensive fishing method operating a heavy weighted
fishing gear towed at high speed over the seafloor with very high
consumption of fuel and materials like steel and netting between 30 and
50% of the gross revenue of beam trawlers goes to fuel
Midwater trawling is towing the trawl
through free water away from the bottom of the ocean.
The total number of deep sea fishing
vessel in India remained static at 172. The reason for slow progress in
introduction of deep sea fishing vessel on ownership by Indian
entrepreneurs is mainly due to fall in per boat catch.
Several measures have been taken to boost
export of marine products particularly from deep sea fishing sector.
These include provision for Test Fishing; leasing of foreign fishing
vessels for operation in Indian EEZ; Joint Ventures in deep sea fishing,
processing and marketing; supply diesel oil at international price for
vessels exporting more than a quarter of
their Catch and improved communication facilities.
Entrepreneur who want the information
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