The Status of the Marine Fisheries of West Bengal Coast of the Northern Bay of Bengal and Its Management Options: A Review

Sachinandan Dutta*, Kunal Chakraborty, Sugata Hazra

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Marine fishery is one of the most important sectors for both economic and social development of the country. The whole coast of West Bengal was surveyed from July 2010 to August 2012 for acquiring data on marine fishing. The secondary data were also collected from various government departments and non-government organizations. After compiling all the data a clear picture of marine fisheries in the coastal region of West Bengal was emerged. Arius spp. has the height percentage (15.16) and Yellow Fin Tuna has the lowest percentage (0.06) of landing in West Bengal coast during 2006–2012. Bombay duck and Hairtail Ribbon fish landing shows a decreasing tendency in these 7 years. As the number of mechanically powered boats are increasing in recent years, the total marine fish landing from West Bengal coast is remained more or less static. Therefore, the catch per unit effort has declined significantly in recent years (r = 0.77). So, immediate remedial measures should be taken to manage sustainably, the marine fishery sector of West Bengal.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Zoological Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Fish landing
  • Fisher-folk
  • Management
  • Marine fishery
  • West Bengal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Aquatic Science
  • Insect Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Immunology

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