Purse-seine and boat-seine (Thangu vala) fishery for The oil sardine off cochin-1968-1971

Balan, V (1973) Purse-seine and boat-seine (Thangu vala) fishery for The oil sardine off cochin-1968-1971. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 20 (1). pp. 70-77.



The data on the catches, fishing eflFort, length and sex composition relating to the purse seine fishery for the oil sardine, Sardinella longiceps V^l. off Cochin, during the three seasons from 1968-69 to 1970-71 are presented. A comparison of catch rates of the sardine landed by this gear with those of the boat seine thmgu vala during the same period has been made. A comparative study of the length range, the modal and the mean length distributions of the oil sardine catches obtained in the two gear revealed a fairly good similarity. Application of Chi-square test on the sex composition data of the sardine shoals fished by purse seine during 1969-71 indicated that there was no significant dominance of either sex-

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Purse-seine; boat-seine; Thangu vala; oil sardine; Cochin
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:1226
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:23 Jun 2010 12:52
Last Modified:23 Jun 2010 12:52

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