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India, Orissa, Bengala gulf, fisherman village near Puri: indian fishermen are waiting on the beach the boat that can carry them to the funish anchorage fisherman boat far away from the beach. There were 1.7 million full-time fishermen, 1.3 million part-time fishermen, and 2.3 million occasional fishermen, many of whom worked as saltmakers, ferrymen, or seamen, or operated boats for hire. The fishing fleet consisted of 280,000 traditional craft powered by sails or oars, 35,000 motorized traditional craft, and some 45,000 mechanized boats.