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Being a good economic prosperity of fishery potential in Chilka Lake, over one-lakh fishermen from 114 villages depending the Lake. Annual catch on an average is 6000 tons, having a composition of prawns (28%), clupeids (12%), catfish (12%), mullets (20%), perches (12%) and others (threadfins, scianids, crabs,etc)(16%). Prawn fishery is the most important one, which accounts for 30% of the total revenue obtained from fishery( 100 million rupees). The important captured prawn includes Penaeus monodon, P.indicus, P.semisulcatus, Palaemon rudis, Metapenaeus monoceros.
In the Chilka lake photo essay.
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