Emerging fishery for Japanese ruby fish in Vizhinjam

Ambarish, Gop P and Surya, S and Suresh, K K and Kingsly, H Jose and Midhunraj, N K and Anil, M K (2017) Emerging fishery for Japanese ruby fish in Vizhinjam. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (231). p. 22. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    Unique catch of Japanese ruby fish, Erythrocles schlegelii (Richardson, 1846) locally known as Imbooraan accurred at Vizhinjam Landing Centre for the last few months. A demersal fish (family Emmelichthyidae) they are commonly known as ruby fishes, rovers, bonnet mouths and redbaits. Marine plywood boats fitted with two 9.9 HP engines are operating hooks and line to exploit these fishes. Daily trips with fishermen departing early at 3.00 am from the shore, travelling about 20-25 km to operate at more than 100 m depths and reaching back by 3.00 pm in the afternoon is common.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Emerging fishery; Japanese ruby fish; Vizhinjam
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Finfish
    Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 10:09
    Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 10:09
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12307

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