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Fisheries Department, Diu
 
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General Information of Fisheries Department, Diu are as under:
Total Area 40 Sq. Kms.
Costline Area 21.7 Sq. Kms.
Continental Shelf Area 442.68 Sq. Kms.
Location

20° 44’ 34” & 20° 42’ 00” N
71° 00’ 24” & 70° 52’26” E

Major Fish Landing Centers Three
Vanakbara

20° 42’ 58” N
70° 52’ 25” E 

Ghoghla

20° 43’ 17” N
70° 59’ 12” E 

Diu

20° 43’ 10” N
70° 59’ 02” E 

Fishermen Population (Marine Census 2010) 28143
Active Fishermen 7198
Active Fisher women 758
Average family size of fisher folk 4.86
 
Area/ Village wise Fisher folk Population:
Area/ Village No. of Fishermen Families Fisher folk Population
Vanakbara 1933 9405
Saudwadi 1265 7398
Bucharwada 709 3456
Zolawadi 400 2059
Ghoghla 1380 5378
Diu 103 447
Total 5790 28143
 
Existing Infrastructure:
  • Fish landing jetty 210 mts. at Vanakbara and 60 mts. at Ghoghla.
  • Fish market at Vanakbara & Ghoghla.
  • Fishing platform(215 mts.) available for ideal berthing of fishing vessels and during monsoon safely beached on platform
  • Small Water Storage Tanks are available at jetty.
  • Electricity provided at landing area.
  • Approach road available at three Fish Landing Centers.
  • Two  H. S. diesel pump operated by Fisheries co-operative society at Vanakbara.
  • 100 fishermen houses at Vanakbara and 57 houses at Ghoghla allotted to needy fishermen for residence purpose
 
Problems of Fishermen:
  • Dredging is required, as the sea mouth at Vanakbara is shallow and low tide draft is 0.5m. Valuable time is lost as vessels have to wait for high tide.
  • Vanakbara is the busiest fishing center accounting for approx. 70% of total fish catch. Therefore Fishermen are demanding for development of Fishery Harbour.
  • Due to lack of Infrastructure Facilities, Fishing Vessels are migrating to other Fishing Centers of Gujarat State.
  • Apprehension of fishermen by the Pakistani Authorities.
 
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