Observations on the fishing of polychaete worm in the intertidal region of Tuticorin Bay

Asha, P S and Diwakar, K (2018) Observations on the fishing of polychaete worm in the intertidal region of Tuticorin Bay. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (235). pp. 14-15. ISSN 0254-380 X

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Abstract

As an alternative livelihood sources fishers from Thoothukudi, Puducherry and Chidambaram are regularly harvesting the polychaete worms found Tuticorin Bay. The polychaete worms collected were identified as Marphysa spp (Fig. 1). While the fishers from Puducherry are collecting the worms for the live bait industry, the groups from Chidambaram are collecting it for shrimp hatcheries to be used as a live feed for shrimp brooders. Groups of fishermen are harvesting the worms during the low tide time from the intertidal region especially in the early morning hours. The process includes the spotting of the worm burrows followed by excavating the soil with a spade.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fishing; polychaete worm; intertidal region; Tuticorin Bay
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
Invertebrata > Polychaetes
Marine Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Tuticorin
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 06:53
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 06:53
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13431

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