Persistent occurrence of potential fishing zones in the southeastern Arabian Sea

Kripa, V and Mohamed, K S and Prema, D and Mohan, Anjana and Abhilash, K S (2014) Persistent occurrence of potential fishing zones in the southeastern Arabian Sea. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 43 (5). pp. 737-745.

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    Abstract

    Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) advisory maps released by the INCOIS (Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India) during 2003-07 were analyzed for their frequency of occurrence and persistence. This analyses clearly indicates that the nearshore regions of the Arabian Sea off Kerala with depths less than 50 m occurred more in the PFZ advisory maps than the mid continental shelf region and the continental slope. Northen regions of Kerala had persistent PFZ areas especially in the region between Calicut and Kannur. Relatively high river discharges in the area and presence of high nutrient content in the discharges because of high mangrove afforestation are likely causes for the persistent occurrence of PFZs in these regions.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Potential fishing zones; Arabian Sea; Continental shelf and slope; River discharge; Mangroves
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 08:43
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:58
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10040

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