Lobsters

Suseelan, C and Pillai, N N and Radhakrishnan, E V and Rajan, K N and Nair, K R Manmadhan and Sampson Manickam, P E and Saleela, K N (1996) Lobsters. In: Shrimps Lobsters Mud crabs. Handbook on Aquafarming . Marine Products Export Development Authority, Kochi, pp. 48-54.

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    Abstract

    Among marine crustaceans, lobsters are the most highly priced ones and of significant commercial interest in many countries. Due to their increasing demand as a favourite of epicurean gourmets, lobsters have captured excellent markets in developed countries. Lobster fishing, therefore, is practised on intensive scale throughout the world and a stage has com e that most of the traditional lobster stocks are under heavy exploitation now. According to World Fishery Statistics, the annual lobster production of the world during 1981 - 1990 period ranged from 1.8 lakh tonnes in 1982 to 2.3 lakh tonnes in 1989, thereby showing an increase of only 28% over the years. The average annual production of about 2.1 lakh tonnes of lobsters, which included 1.9 lakh tonnes of spiny lobsters and allied species (92%) and 0.2 lakh tonnes of squat lobsters (8 %), form ed 6 % of the world crustacean landings from the marine sector. The contribution of the form er group from Indian Ocean region for the same period was about 60,000 tonnes on an average of which over 70% was recorded in the Western Indian Ocean mainly from the coasts of South Africa, Om an and Republic of Yemen. India landed an average of about 24,000 tonnes, of which nearly 90% came from the west coast.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Lobster
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
    Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 10:02
    Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 11:00
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14160

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