IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Suchismita Mohapatra , A.K.Patra
The total fish production during the year 2008 - 2009 was 9011.51 metric tonnes and during the year 2009 - 2010 was 6619.35 metric tonnes. On the monthwise basis, maximum landings were recorded in January (2221.86MT) for 2008-2009 and in October (1034.57MT) for 2009 – 2010 .Groupwise the cat fishes constituted the highest amount (2904.27 MT) and mullets the lowest amount (706.90MT) during 2008-2009. The miscellaneous species formed the highest catch (1868.74 MT) and the Clupeids constituted the lowest catch (79.40 MT) during 2009-2010. Among all the landing centres Penthakota has the highest catch with 3422 MT (41.83%) during 2008-2009 and 2086.01 MT (41.40 %) during 2009-2010 while Khirsahi had lowest catch with 16 MT (0.19%) during 2008 - 2009 and Ramchandi with 15.55 MT (0.30%) during 2009-2010. The catch composition showed seasonal variation with maximum number of species in the landing during rainy season. The fish captured from the various quarters of Puri sea were transported by boats to a series of landing centers.