Fisheries Policies and Interventions Emagazine
Date : March – April 2013
This issue of G’nY deals primarily with fisheries-inland, marine, aquaculture, technological innovations and so on. The other section, however, highlights an important debate about India’s exclusionist policies towards primitive tribal groups, with special reference to the Jarawa of Andaman.CMFRI shows an alarming declining trend from84,269 tonnes in 2010 to 21,901 tonnes in 2011 with a further drop in commercial landings recording 9,981 tonnes in 2012.The reasons cited are varied, from seasonality, increased fishing effort, harvesting of juveniles and changes in estuarine hydrometry to climate change. The Indian mackerel too is experiencing a drop in landings from a peak of 2.79 lakh tonnes in 201 to about 1.1 lakh tonnes during 2012.