Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 37 Issue 1&2

Fishery and anthropogenic pressure in the Gulf of Kachchh, India.

Smitha Krishnan, Rishad Pravez and A. P. Mansuri

A comparative analysis of fish and prawn landings on the north and south coasts of the Gulf of Kachchh and anthropogenic pressure in the region were studied. The southern coasts was found to be more productive than the northern coasts during 1978-87. Higher mechanization of fishing crafts was recorded on the south side. Mangrove vegetation in the region was under great stress due to extensive cutting for fuel and folder. The presence of large number of industries and ports along the coasts will have adverse effects on the fishery.

Date : 30-12-1995