Indian Oil Sardine

Pillai, N G K and Ganga, U and Jayaprakash, A A (2003) Indian Oil Sardine. In: Status of Exploited Marine Fishery Resources of India. Mohan Joseph, M and Jayaprakash, A A,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 18-24. ISBN 81-901219-3-6



The Indian oil sardine, Sardinella longiceps (Fig. 1) is a very important pelagic fish species which contributes to about 15% of the total marine fish production in India. Local names of oil sardine are, Mathi, Nalla mathi, Nei chala (Malayalam); Bhutai (Kannada); Tarli (Marathi and Hindi); Nonalai, Peichalai (Tamil); Noona- Kavallu (Telugu); Nna Kavala, Disco kabala (Oriya). Besides being a favoured, nutritionally rich and affordable table fish occurring abundantly almost throughout the year, it also serves as a source for valuable by-products like sardine oil used in several industries and fish-meal for cattle and poultry feed production. Its fishery is characterised by remarkably wide fluctuations on a seasonal, annual and decadal scale. The successful years of oil sardine fishery bring as much prosperity to the fishing community as its failure a major economic setback.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Oil Sardine
Subjects:?? oil ??
Pelagic Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:15
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