Indian Council of Agricultural Research
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Home Fish Catch Estimates

Landings of marine fish by numerous fishing crafts take place at 1511 landing centres situated along 6100 km long coast line of the main land in India in all seasons during day and night. Species wise catch, fishing effort, details of fishing crafts and gears and other related information are collected by following a scientific sampling scheme, stratified multi-stage random sampling design, developed by CMFRI and used to estimate landings and fishing effort each month for smaller non-overlapping geographical areas referred to as fishing zones covering the entire coast. The information generated is stored under National Marine Fishery Resources Data Centre (NMFDC) of CMFRI.

Meaning of terms used:Summary of Available Data on Marine Fish Landings in NMFDC


NationalEntire coast in the Mainland excluding Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
RegionThe mainland along the coast is categorized into four regions namely North-East, South-East, South-West and North-West
StateThe entire coast is divided into nine coastal states and these are West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujar
UTThe union territories under the central government along the coast line are Puducherry , Daman and Diu.
DistrictThese are distinct subdivisions of states covering the coastal region belonging to the coastal state
Fishing ZoneThese are non-overlapping exclusive subdivisions of coastal districts.
SectorFishery is divided into three sectors namely, Mechanized, Motorized and Non-motorized
GearDifferent craft/gear combinations used for harvesting from the sea are termed under this. Major gears are Mechanized Trawlnets, Mechnaized Gillnets, Mechanized Hooks & lines etc. under Mechanized sector and Outboard Gillnets, Outboard Ringseines, Outboard Hooks & lines under Motorized sector.
CategoryThe four Categories are Pelagic, Demersal, Crustacean and Molluscs
GroupThe species landed are summarised into 83 resource groups for presentation in tabular form based on their dominance in the fishery and commercial importance (link to view groups)



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