Design and operational parameters of dol nets operated in Bhayander Estuary, Maharashtra

Pradhan, Suraj Kumar and Iburahim, Abuthagir and Shenoy, Latha and Singh, Ram and Nakhawa, A D (2019) Design and operational parameters of dol nets operated in Bhayander Estuary, Maharashtra. Journal of Experimental Zoology, India, 22 (1). pp. 145-150. ISSN 0972-0030

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    Bhayander estuary is a very sensitive ecosystem due to the disposal of industrial effluents and heavy load due to urbanisation, but still it hold stand firmly as the breeding and nursery ground for many commercially important species of Maharashtra and the dol net fishery in this region provides a source of livelihood to the traditional fishermen. The overall size of dol net operated in this estuary varied from 12 to 14 m and the numbers of dol nets/vessel varied from one to three. The mesh size of the dol nets varied between 8 to 160 mm across its different parts from cod end towards mouth of the net. The average number of fishing days of single-day dol netters per month varied from 12 to 16 days. Maximum distance of dol net station was 1.4 km from the landing jetty and mean distance travelled by dol netters was 0.8 km. The present study highlights the detail structural design and the operational parameters of the dol net operated in this estuary.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Dol net, estuary, design, operational parameter.
    Subjects: Fishery Technology
    Fishery Technology > Crafts & Gear
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2021 06:12
    Last Modified: 10 Jun 2021 06:12

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