Countries

Profile of Participating Countries:

Bangladesh

India

Indonesia

Kenya

Madagascar

Maldives

Mozambique

Pakistan

Seychelles

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Tanzania

Thailand

Bangladesh
Length of the coast : Approx. 480 km
Shelf Area :

 

66,400 sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 54.8%
Number of Fishers: 1,444,960
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 1.08%
Contribution of Fisheries to GDP: 4%
Area of EEZ : 41,040 sq km back
India
Length of the coast : 8,118 km
Shelf Area : 0.5 million sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 26.3%
Number of Fishers: 5,958,744
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.58%
Contribution of Fisheries to GDP: 1.3%
Area of EEZ : 2,020,000 sq km back
Indonesia
Length of the coast : 81,000 km
Shelf Area : 1,713,000 sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 95.9%
Number of Fishers: 4,668,482
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 2.15%
Contribution of Agriculture to GDP: 16.1%
Area of EEZ : 3,100,000 sq km back
Kenya
Length of the coast : 608 km
Shelf Area : 8500 sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 7.6%
Number of Fishers: 43,488
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.13
Area of EEZ : 104,700 sq km back
Madagascar
Length of the coast : 5,096 km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 55.1%
Number of Fishers: 142,666
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.98%
Area of EEZ : 188,758 sq km back
Maldives
Length of the coast : 644 km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 100%
Number of Fishers: 22,109
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 7.7%
Contribution of Fisheries to GDP: 11%
Area of EEZ : 100,000 sq km back
Mozambique
Length of the coast : 2,770 km
Shelf Area : 68,000 sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 59%
Number of Fishers: 18,000
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.10%
Area of EEZ : 493,700 sq km back
Pakistan
Length of the coast : 1,120 km
Shelf Area : 50,276 sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 9.1%
Number of Fishers: 401,407
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.2%
Contribution of Fisheries to GDP: 0.9 %
Area of EEZ : 201, 500 sq km back
Seychelles
Length of the coast : 599 km
Shelf Area : 50, 000 sq km
Number of Fishers: 1,960
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 2.58%
Contribution of Agriculture to GDP: 4%
Area of EEZ : 1,374,000 sq km back
South Africa
Length of the coast : 3,000 km
Shelf Area : 160,900 sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 38.9 %
Number of Fishers: 10,500
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.02%
Contribution of Agriculture to GDP: 5%
Area of EEZ : 1,050,000 sq km back
Sri Lanka
Length of the coast : 1,770 km (approx.)
Shelf Area : 27,000 sq km (approx.)
Population within 100 km from the coast : 100 %
Number of Fishers: 83,776
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.44%
Contribution of Fisheries to GDP: 3%
Area of EEZ : 517,000 sq km back
Tanzania
Length of the coast : 1,424 km
Shelf Area : 17,900 sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 21.1%
Number of Fishers: 62,593
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.17%
Contribution of Fisheries to GDP: 2.9%
Area of EEZ : 204,300 sq km back
Thailand
Length of the coast : 2,624 km
Shelf Area : 394,000 sq km
Population within 100 km from the coast : 38.7 %
Number of Fishers: 438,934
Percentage of Population dependent on Fishing: 0.71%
Contribution of Fisheries to GDP: 1.9%
Area of EEZ : 176,500 sq km back