Kerala Gazette Fisheries and Ports (B) Department Notification (Minimum Legal Size) Vol.XI No.1594 dated 17th May 2022

Kerala, Government (2022) Kerala Gazette Fisheries and Ports (B) Department Notification (Minimum Legal Size) Vol.XI No.1594 dated 17th May 2022. Department of Ports, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

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    Abstract

    Exploitation of juvenile fish results in considerable economic loss, in terms of what could have been obtained had the fishers waited for a few months and allowed the animal to grow in size and weight. This phenomenon called as growth over‐fishing also causes serious damage to the fish stock in terms of long‐term sustainability of the resources. A minimum legal size (MLS) is seen as a fisheries management tool with the ability to protect juvenile fish, maintain spawning stocks and control the sizes of fish caught. The MLS sets the smallest size at which a particular species can be legally retained if caught. MLS could be used to protect immature fish ensuring that enough fish survive to grow and spawn, control the numbers and sizes of fish landed, maximize marketing and economic benefits and promote the aesthetic values of fish.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Kerala Gazette Notification; Minimum Legal Size
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Monitoring
    Marine Fisheries > Policy
    Divisions: Library & Documentation
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 10:38
    Last Modified: 24 May 2022 04:58
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15933

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