Accidental catch of whale shark landed at Munambam Fisheries Harbour

Sreekumar, K M and Thobias, P A and Raju, Aju K (2016) Accidental catch of whale shark landed at Munambam Fisheries Harbour. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (228). p. 23. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    A whale shark, Rhincodon typus measuring 2.5 min length and weighing approximately 250 kg waslanded at Munambam Fisheries Harbour, Kochi on28.04.2016. The shark was accidentally caught in agill net set by local fishermen and was brought tothe harbour. The whale shark is protected underschedule I of Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972,Appendix II of CITES and is listed as vulnerable in theIUCN Red List.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Accidental catch; whale shark; landing; Munambam Fisheries Harbour
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:43
    Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 10:43

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