Some biological problems of the west coast of India

S.N. Dwivedi


The Arabian Sea at present contributes about three fourths of fish landings in India which mainly come from coastal zone; the exploitation of fishery potential beyond 40 m depth zone requires greater inputs. The Indian coast along the Arabian Sea is heavily populated and nearshore are subjected to great human interference, therefore, in order to protect the marine environment in the coastal zone there is an immediate necessity of planning at the national level. Amongst these sewage, industrial effluents and oil pollution pose immediate threat. The natural forces in the sea have self cleaning and regenerating capacity to keep the environment clean. In order to obtain maximum benefit from these processes and to keep a clean, healthy and attractive sea side and harnessing the resources, the Arabian Sea requires greater attention for oceanography and better management of waste disposal


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