On the exploitation of portunid crab Podophthalmus vigil (Weber) along the Chennai coast in Tamil Nadu

Thangaraj Subramanian, V (2001) On the exploitation of portunid crab Podophthalmus vigil (Weber) along the Chennai coast in Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 48 (4). pp. 431-434.

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Abstract

The trend in catch of Podophthalmus vigil at Chennai during 1984-'98 showed slow increase from stray occurrence to a small fishery in 1980's to be followed by an upsurge with the annual catch over lOOt during 1992-'95. After reaching the maximum catch of 217t in 1994-'95, the catch declined drastically to 61 in 1997- '98. The main fishery season was September-January. Males were relatively larger and heavier. Average sex-ratio was 55.2 : 44.8. Peak spawning activities were recorded in October and January.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crab; Podophthalmus vigil; Chennai; Tamilnadu
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 11:01
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/137

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