Padu fishing system
Padu Fishing System
System of fishing followed in Pulicat Lake is called ‘Padu system’ in which fishermen from one village operate nets in anyone of the ‘Padus’ (fishing grounds) or in all the padus simultaneously during the day allotted to them. The days are so arranged that each village gets the opportunity to fish in the areas specified for at least 2 days in a week by rotation. ‘Padus’ are fishing areas varying in depth from 1 to 3 m.