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8% rise in fish catch in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada

A. J. Vinayak Mangalore | Updated on June 07, 2013

Fish catch in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts witnessed a growth of 8.11 per cent during 2012-13. However, the value of the catch went up by 32.73 per cent during the period.

Suresh Kumar Ullal, Deputy Director, Department of Fisheries, Mangalore, told Business Line that both Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts recorded a fish catch of around 2.53 lakh tonnes during 2012-13 as against 2.34 lakh tonnes in 2011-12.

In this, the share of Dakshina Kannada stood at 1.35 lakh tonnes (1.26 lakh tonnes) and Udupi at 1.17 lakh tonnes (1.07 lakh tonnes).

VALUE

The value of this catch went up to Rs 1549.45 crore during 2012-13 as against Rs 1167.33 crore in the previous year. Of this, Dakshina Kannada district produced fish worth Rs 831.49 crore (Rs 620.74 crore) and Udupi 717.96 crore (Rs 546.59 crore).

Among the different varieties of fish, threadfin breams contributed a good share both in terms of quantity and value.

VARIETIES

Dakshina Kannada recorded a catch of 20226 tonnes of threadfin breams worth Rs 100.99 crore. In Udupi district, the catch stood at 21636 tonnes worth Rs 161.98 crore.

The catch of Indian mackerel was more in Udupi district than in Dakshina Kannada. Udupi produced around 10030 tonnes of Indian mackerel worth Rs 76.24 crore, and Dakshina Kannada around 6463 tonnes worth Rs 84.67 crore.

The catch of oil sardine was 37780 tonnes worth Rs 145.15 crore in Dakshina Kannada, and was 27807 tonnes worth Rs 30.09 crore in Udupi district during 2012-13.

Dakshina Kannada got a catch of 9788 tonnes of cuttlefish worth Rs 155.79 crore and Udupi got a catch of 2566 tonnes worth Rs 41.21 crore.

The catch of squids was 6,126 tonnes worth Rs 102.32 crore and 5,003 tonnes worth Rs 71.89 crore in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, respectively.

vinayak.aj@thehindu.co.in

Published on June 07, 2013

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