The State of Odisha being a maritime State offers scope of livelihood in fishing, both in the sectors of inland and marine. The fishermen are not only isolated to the coastal districts but also scattered throughout the peninsular land logged districts. The repatriates or the refugees from the neighbouring countries like - Bangladesh etc. have been settled in the districts where there was enough scope of fishery potential since they were mainly having the livelihood of fishing in their country.
The district wise details of fisherman is as under: