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Tamilnadu is one of the leading States in India in Fisheries Development having coastal length of 1076 km. Tamilnadu is bordered on the north by Andhrapradesh State, on the north west by Karnataka state, on the west by Kerala state and on the east and south by the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Tamilnadu has an area of 1,30,058 sq.km. (50,216 sq.miles). The geographical position of Tamilnadu state lies between north latitude to 8o 5’ and 13o 35’east longitude between 76o 15’ and 80o 20’. It is separated from Srilanka by narrow palk strait. The climate is tropical. The temperature during summer reaches 40oC and in winter it rarely falls below 20oC. Rain fall occurs during the North east monsoon period from the months of October to December. The normal annual rain fall is 915 m.m. The total population of Tamilnadu is 6,24,05,679. The per capita income at current price is Rs.23,476 and at constant price Rs.13,423.
The different types of aquatic resources in Tamilnadu like marine, freshwater, brackish water, riverine stretches, cold water streams in upland area are bestowed with rich biodiversity of aqauatic fauna and flora. There are 2500 species of fishes found in different aquatic environment. The fisheries in the state is one of the vital source for food security.
The department of fisheries in Tamilnadu is one of the oldest department started during 1907. The department has pioneered many fishery development activities in India. The Department is marching towards its centenary during 2007.
The two broad objectives of the department are:
1.Develop and conserve the fisheries resources.
2.Ameliorate the socio Economic status of the fisherfolk in the state.