Enigmatic Indian Oil Sardine: An Insight

Rohit, Prathibha and Sivadas, M and Abdussamad, E M and Margaret Muthu Rathinam, A and Koya, K P Said and Ganga, U and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Rajesh, K M and Mohammed Koya, K and Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Mini, K G and George, Grinson and Roul, Subal Kumar and Surya, S and Sukumaran, Sandhya and Vivekanandan, E and Retheesh, T B and Prakasan, D and Satish Kumar, M and Mohan, S and Vasu, R and Supraba, V (2018) Enigmatic Indian Oil Sardine: An Insight. CMFRI Special Publication (130). ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. ISBN 978-93-82263-27-2

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    Abstract

    Marine capture fisheries is an important component of the fisheries sector in India, generating livelihood avenues for an estimated 3.79 million fishers directly besides those involved in the secondary and tertiary structures concerned with fish marketing, processing and exports of fish and fishery products. Sustainable harvesting of the marine fishery resources is important in a scenario where there is large scale over-capitalisation in the sector and abrupt and long-term disruptions in environmental parameters due to climate change related processes. The Indian Oil Sardine, a major single species fishery in India accounts for 17 - 20% of the total marine fish landings. At the national level, in landing volumes it is the top ranked species during most years. Among marine fishes, its importance as a favoured table fish and rich source of fish oils creates a unique position for the Indian oil sardine in terms of its economic value. However, the resource is prone to sudden fluctuations in abundance that makes it an enigma to researchers, fishers and managers. ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has conducted extensive research on the resource since its inception and several aspects of its biology, fishery and stock assessment have been reported periodically. Considering the importance of this resource to the marine fisheries sector of India, it is important to compile all existing information and subsequent research insights to assist its efficient management along the Indian coast. I am happy that the scientists of the Pelagic Fisheries Division of CMFRI have completed the task of compiling all recent information and analysed large amount of data collected pertaining to the Indian Oil Sardine in this document for the benefit of all stakeholders interested in knowing about this valuable fishery resource.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian Oil Sardine
    Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
    CMFRI Publications > CMFRI Special Publications
    Pelagic Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2018 10:44
    Last Modified: 23 Feb 2019 04:42
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13281

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