ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Fishing Communities on Chilika Lake

Over the years traditional fishing methods and fishermen's organisations have undergone dramatic change on the Chilika Lake. Fishing and shrimp culture operations now rely overwhelmingly on informal credit structures which have in turn led to increasing indebtedness and the lake itself is shrinking gradually because of siltation and environmental damage.

Shrimp Culture in Chilika Lake

The fish economy of the Chilika Lake underwent a series of dramatic changes from the early 1990s. Liberalisation that boosted exports and modernised techniques has also seen shifts in the Chilika lease policy and the entry for the first time, of non-fishermen into the shrimp culture industry.
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