Observations on certain environmental parameters in relation to surface tuna fishery at Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep

Mathew, C V and Gopakumar, G (1986) Observations on certain environmental parameters in relation to surface tuna fishery at Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 28 (1&2). pp. 163-168.

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Abstract

Environmental parameters viz. surface temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, zooplankton biomass and availability of forage fishes were studied in relation to surface tuna fishery at Minicoy Island. A surface temperature range of 28°C to 31 °C and salinity around 34 %o were found to be optimum for tuna schools. Dissolved oxygen was not found to act as a limiting factor. Zooplankton biomass was found to influence the tuna catch indirectly through the abundance of forage fishes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tuna fishery; Minicoy Island; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Tunas
Demersal Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 10:47
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:10
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1179

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