A note on the prawn fishery of Kutch

Ramamurthy, S (1963) A note on the prawn fishery of Kutch. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 5 (1). pp. 146-147.


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The estimated annual average marine fish production in Kutch for the last four years is about 1250 m. tons, of which nearly 60% is constituted by the prawns. There is no information available on the prawn fisheries of Kutch. The account given by Srivaitsa (1953) relates mainly to a general survey of the prawn fisheries with particular reference to the Saurashtra coast of the Gulf of Kutch. Lacumb (1960) has dealt with the prawn fishing industry of Kutch from the economic point of view. Hence investigations on the biological aspects of the prawn fisheries of Kutch with reference to the annual fluctuations, composition of the catch, growth, migration, maturity and food of the commercial species are in progress at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Unit, Kandla, since May 1959

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: prawn fisheries; Saurashtra coast
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2010 11:34
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:13
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1654

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