On a new prawn ground in the Gulf of Mannar

Nair, R V (1974) On a new prawn ground in the Gulf of Mannar. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 21 (1). pp. 281-285.

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Abstract

Since the beginning of the last decade, systematic exploratory surveys to assess the fishery potential of the offshore regions of the Gulf of Mannar w^ere undertaken b-y the Deep Sea Fishing Station, Government of India and the Indo-NoTwegiaa Project from Tuticorin and Mandapam bases respectively. The results of thesie surveys have revealed certain productive fishing areas for fish and prawns (Bao, 1968; Rao and Dorairaj, 1969; James and Adolf, 1969). Encouraged by these results, entrepreneurs came forward to undertake offshore fishing on a commercial scale and at present there are about 250 mechanised boats regularly engaged in trawl fishing in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, with Mandapam, Pamban and Rameswaram as their bases of operation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:prawn; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:1159
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:19 Jun 2010 15:57
Last Modified:19 Jun 2010 15:57

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