Whale shark landed in Sakthikulangara Fisheries Harbour

Retheesh, T and Jacob Peter, Poulose and Kishore, T G (2020) Whale shark landed in Sakthikulangara Fisheries Harbour. Marine Fisheries Information Service Technical & Extension Series No. 244, 2020, 244. p. 37. ISSN ISSN 0254-380X

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    An immature female whale shark Rhincodon typus accidently caught by a multiday trawler on 19th August 2019 was landed on the same day at Sakthikulangara Fisheries Harbour (Fig. 1) Listed as an endangered species by International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources, locally the shark is known as ‘pullisravu.’ The whaleshark measured 265cm and weighed approximately 250kg. As there was no buyer for this species which is protected under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the carcass was discarded into the sea.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Whale shark; Sakthikulangara
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
    Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 05:33
    Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 05:33
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14714

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