Egis in India is assigned the task of the development of 14-fishing harbors around the costal seas of state of Gujarat, West coast of India. The services include end to end engineering solutions for development of Fishing Harbors and Fish landing centers for fishing community of the province.
State of Gujarat has a long coastline of 1600 km, which consists of several bays, inlets, estuaries and marshy lands. The area available for fishing activities extends from Lakhpat in Kachchh district in north to Umargaon in Valsad district in south. Important commercial varieties of fish namely Pomfret, Jew fish, Bombay duck, Shrimp, Lobster, Squid, Cuttle fish, Silver bar, Hilsa, Shark, Catfish, Mullets, etc. are caught in large quantities in these areas. In addition, the Gulf of Kachchh has congenial conditions for growth and sustenance of different type of Oysters, Shell fish and Sea-Weeds. According to the Eighteenth Live Stock Census 2007, there are 1058 fishing villages scattered in the remote places of the State, classified into Marine (260), Inland (716), Estuarine (82) villages inhabited by 0.6 million fishermen, out of which 0.25 million are active fishermen who are engaged in fishing, marketing of fish and repairing of boats/nets, etc. During the year 2012, total fish production in the Gujarat State has been estimated at 0.8 million MT worth USD 538 million. The marine fish production constitutes about 89 percent of total fish production of the State. In this context Commissioner of Fisheries, Government of Gujarat is planning to establish Fishing Harbours and Fish Landing Centres at 14-locations in the State of Gujarat.
The key objectives of this assignment are: