Participatory GIS in trawl fisheries along Mumbai coast, Maharashtra

Bhendekar, S N and Shenoy, Latha and Raje, S G and Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Singh, Ram (2016) Participatory GIS in trawl fisheries along Mumbai coast, Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 45 (8). pp. 937-942. ISSN 0975-1033

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    Abstract

    An effort was made to prepare thematic maps of fisheries resources from trawlers along Mumbai coast, Maharashtra using Participatory GIS. Geospatial data on fishing, catch and samples of fish from commercial fishing vessels was collected and processed in Arc GIS 10.2 to develop tools for fishery management and resource conservation of the region. It emerged that the trawlers from Mumbai carried out trawling operations between 20022'50''N to 18012'20''N latitude and 72021'50''E to 72052'00''E longitude in depth range of 5 to 40 m. Catch percentage varied from 66% to 92% and 70% to 95% by multi-day and single-day trawlers respectively. Discard comprised juveniles of commercial species and adult fishes of low market value. In all, 121 species were caught by multi-day and single-day trawlers.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Slender sunfish, Mumbai, Morphometric, Meristic, Biology
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
    Oceanography > Remote sensing
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2017 04:29
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 04:29
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11640

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