Ingenious method of collecting polychaete worms for fish bait

Tampi, P R S (1959) Ingenious method of collecting polychaete worms for fish bait. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 1 (2). pp. 250-251.


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One often comes across fishermen along the sandy coast of Madras and other places digging for various kinds of fish baits, such as mole crabs and polychaete worms, for hook and line fishing. Among the polychaetes some of the larger eunicids, particularly Marphysa and Onuphis, and a few nereiids constitute the favourite with the fishermen as each worm furnishes excellent bait for several hooks. While digging the sands to obtain them is the usual practice, a remarkable way of collecting Onuphis along the Madras beach is described here.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polychaete; Marphysa; Onuphis; eunicids ; Madras
Subjects: Fishery Technology > Fishing
Fish and Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 05:05
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12

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