Pair trawl fishery for oil Sardine in Palk Bay

Surya, S and Saravanan, Raju and Nazar, A K A and Jeena, N S and Rajkumar, M and Remya, L and Abhijith, Ramya and Johnson, B and Shanmuganathan, K and Selvakumar, S (2016) Pair trawl fishery for oil Sardine in Palk Bay. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (227). pp. 10-12. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    Landings of Indian oil sardine, Sardinella longiceps were investigated at Rameswaram during November, 2015 – January 2016 period. It was exploited mainly by pair trawlers, which operate a trawl net, locally known as Rettaimadi. The oil sardine fishery by pair trawlers initiated was long back (Marichamy et al., 1992, Mar. Fish. Infor. Serv. T & E Ser., 17:18-19) but lack of transportation and absence of marketing avenues for oil sardine did not encourage adoption of this fishing method. However the current trend of neighbouring states to access these landings, encouraged the fishers to operate about 200 pair trawlers during the fishing season of 2015 -16. There were about 12- 13 fishing days in a month as per the government records. The fish merchants and agents from Kerala and Karnataka came to the landing centres with ice and lorries for transporting and marketing oil sardine, both fresh as well as spoiled ones for fishmeal plants. The estimated catch of oil sardine from Palk Bay Rameswaram for the season was 1,03,200 t. The Catch per Unit Effort (CPUE) varied from 5 to 20 tonnes (t).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pair trawl fishery; oil Sardine; Palk Bay
    Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2016 04:53
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 04:47
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11370

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