FISHERIES

    The District has 70 kms. of sea coast. It stretches from Kadalundi Nagaram in the north to Palappetty in the south. The Coastal belt is in

Vallikkunnu
Parappanangadi
Tanur
Vettom
Purathur
Veliyancode
Perumpadappu Panchayats
Ponnani Muncipality

Main Fishing Centres are

Ponnani
Koottayi
Parappanangadi
Tanur

     High sea fish catching operations with mechanised boats are centred in Ponnani and Parappanangadi. Ponnani is a major fisheries port with about 350 mechanised boats. There are Fisheries guide lights, at Ponnani and Tanur to help night fishing.

    Fishermen welfare programmes are undertaken by fisheries department and Matsyafed. The Deputy Director of Fisheries at Ponnani and the District Officer of Matsyafed is at Tirur. There are schemes to provide fishing equipments, houses, latrines and other amenities to fishermen. There are educational assistance schemes, financial assistance during off season, etc. for the benefits of fishermen. A Fish Farmer Development Agency (FFDA), to promote inland fishing is also functioning.

    Last updated on 16-07-2005                          TOP                        BACK