Release of Indian black turtle from ghost net

Viswambharan, Divya and Rohit, Prathibha and Sreenath, S (2016) Release of Indian black turtle from ghost net. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (228). p. 24. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    Discarded fishing gear which continue to catchtarget and non-target species are called ghost nets.It has been estimated that each year, around640,000 tons of ghost nets are generated globally,accounting for around 10 percent of the world’smarine debris (Macfadyen et al., 2009, FAO Fisheriesand Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 523). In India,the use of gillnets of very thin polyamidemonofilament yarn of 0.12 to 0.16 mm diameterwith a lifespan of 3 to 6 months is common both inthe marine as well as inland water bodies.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Release; Indian black turtle; ghost net
    Subjects: Marine Turtle
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:42
    Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 10:42

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