Status of billfish fishery along the Indian coast

Surya, S and Prathibha, Rohit and Abdussamad, E M and Asha, T L and Santhosh, B and Nayak, B B and Mini, K G and Jasmine, S and Kingsly, H Jose and Ponni, J M and Anil, M K (2021) Status of billfish fishery along the Indian coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 250. pp. 18-20. ISSN 0254-380X

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    Abstract

    The landings of billfishes along the Indian coast showing an increasing trend since the 1990s and the estimated landings during 2019 was reported to be 14759 tonnes. In India, five species Istiophorus platypterus, Kajikia audax, Istiompax indica, Makaira nigricans and Xiphias gladius are reported regularly while rare landings of Tetrapturus angustirostris are also recorded. The average annual billfish landings during 2012-2019 in different maritime states indicates that Kerala (4942.9 t) leads followed by Tamil Nadu 3386.8 t, Andhra Pradesh 2215.3 t, Gujarat 944.5 t, Maharashtra 277.8 t and so on. Mechanised gillnetter forms the chief craft and gear operated for billfish resources. I.platypterus dominated among the billfish species landed during all the years followed by I.indica, X.gladius, M.nigricans and K.audax. The fishes commanded rate of `100 per kg for I. platypterus, 120-140 for X. gladius and 160-200 for Marlins.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Billfish; fishery trends; India
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Bill fishes
    Demersal Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries

    CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 04:34
    Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 05:06
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15785

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