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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part C

Sea safety on traditional fishing crafts along Andhra Pradesh coast


Author(s): Myla S Chakravarty, Venkata Raju G, PRC Ganesh

Abstract: Fishing operations with respect to the distance from the shore, duration of fishing (Time) and the safety measures by traditional fishing crafts- non-motorised (NM), motorised –outboard (M-OBM) and motorised-outboard (M-IBM) have been studied at three coastal fishermen villages- Bandarvanipeta in Srikakulam district, Danavaipeta in East Godavari district and Kothapatnam in Prakasam district have been studied for two years (2003 & 2004). The average distances of fishing operations from the shore were 5.5 km (NM), 12.3 km (M-OBM) and 26.7 km (M-IBM) at Bandarvanipeta; 8.8 km (NM), 12.9 km (M-OBM) and 27.0 (M-IBM) at Danavaipeta; 7.7km (NM), 10.3 (M-OBM) and 22.5 km (M-IBM) at Kothapatnam. The fishing time by NM category was < 24h. It was also shorter period in case of M-OBM, but some time it was 36h at Danavaipeta and Kothapatnam. The fishing period in M-IBM was between 49-60h. As far as communication, radio was in use by all types of boats, cell phones by M-OBM and M-IBM boats, but there were no signal flags. Oil lamps, sails and oars were navigational equipment on all boats. In addition torch lights, compass and tool-kits were in use on M-OBM and M-IBM boats. Life saving appliances on all types of boats were rice, drinking water and emergency items like bread, jam, biscuits and first aid boxes were mostly used by M-OBM and M-IBM boats. The average experience of fishing knowledge on NM, M-OBM and M-IBM boats was 15.4, 13.3 and 14.6 years respectively.

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How to cite this article:
Myla S Chakravarty, Venkata Raju G, PRC Ganesh. Sea safety on traditional fishing crafts along Andhra Pradesh coast. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2016; 4(3): 209-214.
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