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
ID Code:137
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:12 Mar 2010 16:31
Last Modified:15 Mar 2010 18:03

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