Frequent landing of bull sharks at Vizhinjam

Ambarish, Gop P and Surya, S and Midhunranj, N K and Suresh, K K and Kishore, T G and Anil, M K (2018) Frequent landing of bull sharks at Vizhinjam. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (235). p. 15. ISSN 0254-380 X

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Abstract

Unique and continuous landing of bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas was observed at Vizhinjam landing centre during the February – March, 2018 period (Fig. 1). 16 numbers of bull sharks measuring 110-359 cm (total length) and weighing 90 - 330 kg each were landed. Of these, only 3 sharks were immature. The landings of C. leucas along the Vizhinjam coast is usually occurs only once or twice in a month, but such steady landings as recorded was a rare occurrence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: landing; bull sharks; Vizhinjam
Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 06:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 10:36
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13432

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