Heavy landings of bull sharks in Digha, West Bengal

Dash, Swatipriyanka Sen and Dash, Gyanaranjan (2019) Heavy landings of bull sharks in Digha, West Bengal. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (239). pp. 22-23. ISSN 0254-380 X


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Elasmobranchs (sharks, rays, skates and guitarfishes) form one of the important commercial fisheries of West Bengal. They are not targeted but usually occur as by-catch and due to demand for sharks in the national and international markets are remunerative. West Bengal contributes 10.51% to the total elasmobranch landing of India. The local demand for shark or rays is very little but fish trading and processing units which supply such products to distant places such as Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and even to the international market procure sharks from the fishermen.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy landings; bull sharks; Digha; West Bengal
Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Divisions: CMFRI-Digha
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 09:49
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14311

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