Marine Fisheries Information Service No.246

CMFRI, Kochi (2020) Marine Fisheries Information Service No.246. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (246). ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.


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    As apex predators in the oceans, marine mammals play a key role in the marine food web dynamics and ecosystem balance. As they are affected by fishery (by-catch in fishing gears, collision with fishing vessels) and non-fishery (climate change, hunting, habitat degradation) factors, their conservation and management becomes complex. Globally, species specific database on marine mammals is scanty and the lead article in this issue of MFIS, takes a look at the taxonomic issues of marine mammals in the Indian EEZ which is vital for formulating their stock management strategies. Seaweeds are highly valued marine resources traditionally used as food in several Asian countries. They are also used as raw materal for the extraction of phycocolloids, critical inputs for several industries including pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food processing. Seaweed farming is to be faclitated by mapping of the potential sites which is highlighted in a recent study conducted in all maritime states of India . Open sea cage farming of cobia has become very popular among fish farmers, especially on the south east coast of India. Hence the focus shifts to healthy animal husbandry practices and disease prevention in aquaculture systems which is detailed in an article on fish vaccines developed and tested in cobia cage farms in Gulf of Mannar. In the face of the COVID 19 pandemic that played out in the year 2020, marine fisheries sector faced numerous challenges and it is reassuring that the stakeholder community successfully addressed most of these concerns.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series; MFIS
    Subjects: CMFRI Publications > Marine Fisheries Information Service - T & E Series
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 06:11
    Last Modified: 02 Mar 2021 09:50

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