The enigmatic sardine: Why the Malayali’s favourite fish is in troubled waters The Hindu dated 5th July 2019

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    Abstract

    The Indian oil sardine is an enigmatic fish, says Dr E.M. Abdussamad, Principal Scientist, Pelagic Fisheries Division, at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). “If you look at the history of the sardine, it has always been prone to such fluctuations. In the 1940s, the sardines disappeared from our coast and the British had even banned sardine fishing.” The El Nino phenomenon that warms the waters of our seas has a direct impact on the sardine. According to the findings from the CMFRI’s Fish Ageing Laboratory, sardines that survived the El Nino effect were stunted and laid fewer eggs. A sardine lays up to one lakh eggs at a time, but, during the El Nino, either the numbers were very low or the fish didn’t lay eggs at all. “This impacted Kerala the most, as itis one of the most consumed fish here — one third of the fish caught in Kerala is the sardine,” Abdussamad says.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Newspaper; News; CMFRI in Media
    Subjects: CMFRI News Clippings
    Divisions: Library & Documentation
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 08:56
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:56
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13762

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