Bivalve Fishery of Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri Coast, Maharashtra, India

Bhendekar, S N and Mhatre, V D and Sasikumar, Geetha and Mohamed, K S and Chellappan, Anulekshmi (2019) Bivalve Fishery of Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri Coast, Maharashtra, India. Journal of Coastal Research, 86. pp. 225-257.

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    Abstract

    Estimated bivalve landing of Maharashtra was 1,237 t in 2017. Oysters dominated the fishery (79%) followed by clams (17%) and mussel (4%). The Indian rock oyster, Saccostrea cucullata locally known as ‘Kalva’ contributed 90% to the oyster catch. The fishery was observed mainly in Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri Districts. Clam landing comprised of Meretrix meretrix (44%), M. casta (30%), Paphia malabarica (18%), Katelysia opima (7%) and Polymedosa erosa (1%). Green mussels (Perna viridis) were harvested along the coastal waters of Ratnagiri. Meretrix meretrix showed dominance in all month followed by M. casta and P. malabarica. Catch per unit efforts for clams and oyster were highest during June and July month. There was good demand for bivalves in local markets during the mechanised fishing ban period. Mostly women were handpicking the clams during low tide. There was good demand for bivalves in local markets during the mechanised fishing ban period (June-July). The correlation matrix shows condition index and percentage edibility correlated with the water temperature in the creek.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Bivalve fishery, creek, condition index and percentage edibility, temperature.
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Bivalves
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 08:51
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 08:51
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13941

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