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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part E

Traditional fishing methods of Kolhapur district


Author(s): Bhilave MP

Abstract: Traditional fishing practice relates to small scale commercial or subsistence fishing practices. The traditional fishing methods are employed by local population in or ethnic groups. Gleaning, net fishing, line fishing, use of arrows, harpoons and barriers, set and mobile traps, night fishing, fish poisoning, spear fishing are the common traditional methods of fishing. It does not generally cover the idea of fishing for sport. Traditional fishing is often less rigorous and less stressful on fish populations when compared to modern industrial fishing techniques. Due to the lack of insufficient investment in refrigeration and processing facilities, the export process faces difficulties. Nevertheless, the main purpose of traditional fishing practice is domestic consumption, as it is looked upon as important source of inexpensive but accessible protein in poor coastal areas. This traditional bay fishing activity can be described as the major occupation of both men and women. Local fishermen often possess useful information. They know the best fishing locations, the times when a wide range of species can be caught, and how to catch them. People have praised the knowledge of local fishermen but researchers have sought their knowledge and documented their resource usage. In the present study, attempt has been made to understand and have glimpses of “Traditional Fishing Methods of Kolhapur District”.

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How to cite this article:
Bhilave MP. Traditional fishing methods of Kolhapur district. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(6): 368-371.
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