Light fishing - conflicts and concerns in Maharashtra

Pawar, Nilesh and Nakhawa, A D and Albert Idu, K A and Mhatre, V D and Khandagale, P A and Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Ramkumar, S and Bhendekar, S N and Akhilesh, K V and Ratheesh Kumar, R and Singh, V V (2017) Light fishing - conflicts and concerns in Maharashtra. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (232). pp. 10-11.

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    Technological intervention in the Indian fishing industry are intended to increase marine fish production of the country. Crude light fishing methods practiced in Mandapam was reported for catching silverbellies (Sekharan 1955, Indian J. Fish., 1955; Anon., 1957, Indian J. Fish). Fishing experiments with light attraction for pelagic fishes using purseseines was conducted by Fishery Survey of India (Ninan and Sudarsan, 1988, Occasional papers of Fishery Survey of India No. 5) who reported that no aggregation was noticed in the areas where water turbidity was high and strong current (above 2 Knots) was present. Mohamed (2016) reviewed light fishing practices in India and suggested restrictions in power of lights used, area of operation, mesh size for exploitation etc (Marine Fisheries Policy Brief No. 4, 2016, ICAR- CMFRI).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Light fishing; conflicts and concerns; Maharashtra
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Policy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2018 07:16
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2018 07:16

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