FISHERY INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES


Kerala is blessed with the most productive part of the Arabian Sea. The estimated marine Fishery potential of the state is as high as 5.17 lakh tonnes. Inland Water Resources also contribute much to the fishery wealth of the state.

The Department of Fisheries, governed by the Minister for Fisheries, is considered to be one of the most important productive and developmental sectors of the state. It has a great role to play in the economy of Kerala. About 3 percent of the economy is attributed to the Fisheries, which shows its immense potential and resourcefulness.

The Chief Executive, responsible for Fisheries in the Government is the Secretary to the Government (Fisheries). All the development and management programmes envisaged by the Government in the fisheries sector are being implemented by the State Department of Fisheries. The Department of Fisheries is headed by the Director of Fisheries.

GENERAL PROFILE

Production

Lakh M.Ts

Fish

Prawn

1998-1999

.

6.48

0.67

1999-2000

.

6.68

0.76

2000-2001

.

6.52

0.76

2001-2002

.

6.72

0.73

2002-2003

.

6.78

0.73

 Area of Kerala

38863 sq kms

.

Population (Mid Year 2003-Est)

329.89 lakhs

.

Fisherman Population (in lakh)

10.85

.

Active Fisherman Population  (in lakh)

2.22

.

Allied Workers (in lakh)

1.64

.

Primary Fisheries Co,op. Societies

852

.

% Share of Fisheries in Net State

. .

Domestic Product at current prices

1.95

.

Fisherman Villages

335

.

Markets

2703

.

Dispensaries

38

.

Schools

10

.

Harbours

13

.

Landing Centres

9+64

.

Mechanized Boats

4510

.

Motorized Canoes

29395

.

Traditional Country Crafts

21956

.

Savings cum Relief Scheme

Rs. 608.57 lakhs

.

Sanitation @ Rs. 4000

8000 Nos

.

Sanitation/Repair 2 Rs 20000

4000 Nos

.

Self Help Group

1055 Nos

.

Education concession 88000 Nos

Rs. 250 lakh

.

Plan outlay Rs. 9245 lakh

Exp. Rs. 7955 lakh

.

MARINE PROFILE

.

Exclusive Economic Zone

147740 sq Kms

.

Continent Shelf (Kerala coast)

39139 Sq.Kms

.

Coastal Length

590 kms

.

Catchable Resources Potential (MTS)

517217

.

% To Indian Potential

23.41

.

Fish production

(In lakh M Ts)

.

1998-1999

5.60

.

1999-2000

5.94

.

2000-2001

5.67

.

2001-2002

5.94

.

2002-2003

6.03

.


Export of Marine Products

Quantity (in M Ts)

Value (Rs. in lakh)

1997-1998

89366

94802

1998-1999

70641

81655

1999-2000

92148

114696

2000-2001

88852

        104647        

2001-2002

72756

95055

2002-2003

81393

104582

% Share of All India

17.42

15.20

INLAND PEROFILE

Nos

Area (ha)

Rivers

44

85000

Reservoirs

53

42890

Ponds/Tanks

47216

27625

Brackish Water area

 

65213

Backwaters

53

46129

Prawn Filtration Fields

234

12873

Mangrove Area

.

1924

First Production (in M Ts)

. .

1998-1999

65855

.

1999-2000

74130

.

2000-2001

85234

.

2001-2002

78039

.

2002-2003

75036

.

Fish farmers Development Agencies

FFDAS

. .

BFFDAS

14 Nos

.

Fish/Shrimp Hatcheries

6 Nos

.

Seed Production Capacity

59472 Nos million

.

 

 

 
   

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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