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Ecological and Fisheries Development in Wetlands: A Study of Chilka Lagoon

K P Biswas (Author)

Chilka, the largest lagoon of Bay of Bengal on the east coast of India, Orissa state, has been identified as a wetland of international importance at the Ramsar convention. Noticeable changes have taken place in physical features of the lagoon comprising bathymetry, salinity, siltation and rapid weed infestation in recent decades. Present book has been made to review and analyse the recent changes of physical features of the lagoon together with ecological characteristics and flora and fauna particularly fish and fisheries of the lagoon.

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About the author

K P Biswas

K.P. Biswas, M.Sc., Ph.D., D.F.Sc. (Bom), Fisheries (L-I), Principal, Fisheries Training Institute, Government of Orissa, part time lecturer in fisheries college, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Manager fisheries Orissa Maritime and Chilka Area Development Corporation, Bhubaneswar, Director of Fisheries, Adnaman and Nicobar Island, Visiting Professor, University of Fisheries and Animal Sciences, Govt. of West Bengal and at present as Visiting Professor of Marine Science Department , Calcutta University has been associated with fish and fisheries science and its development for more than 46 years. He has specialized in electro fisheries, sea fishing, fish breeding and industrial fisheries and has published 125 research papers, review papers, and articles on fish and fisheries, besides publishing seven book in the field of fisheries. The author has worked as a member of the Fact Finding Committee of Chilka Lake Fisheries, appointed by the Hon'ble High court of Orissa and also as a member of the Expert Committee of Government of Orissa on the environmental impact of trawl fishery on the coastal ecology and extuaries with special reference to migration and nesting of Olive Redley turtles in Orissa coast. He is now actively engaged as a Fellow Member and Vice President of Zoological Society, Kolkata, Fellow Member of Indian Association of Biological Sciences life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Science News Assocation, Bangiya Bignan Parisad, Centre for Applied Science and Technology and published about fifty articles and research papers on fisheries and aquatic environment and marine ecology between 1993 to 2003.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ecological and Fisheries Development in Wetlands: A Study of Chilka Lagoon
Author K P Biswas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1995
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170351351
length xiii+192p., Tables; Maps; Plates; References; Index.