Fishery resources of the Rrameswaram Island

Krishnamoorthi, B (1957) Fishery resources of the Rrameswaram Island. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 4 (2). pp. 229-253.


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The Rameswaram Island, a comparatively small, 64 sq. mile area lying 3 miles off the coast of Mandapam in the Ramnad District is one of the important fishing centres of South India, fishermen forming the major portion of its population and fishing the main occupation. Surprisingly, however, factors hke the fishing conditions in the Island, the fishery wealth of the area or even the order of magnitude of the annual catch hitherto remained largely unknown. Obviously, a detailed survey, lasting for a few years, was necessary to study the fishery resources of the Island. The work was taken up early in 1952 at the suggestion of Dr. N. K. Panikkar. Since no information of any kind was available to start with, a preliminary survey was found essential to help planning the design of the actual survey. The results of the preliminary survey are first put down in the next section. Then the design of the actual survey has been briefly described. The rest of the paper contains the results derived from the data collected during the 2 years' survey from July 1952 to June 1954.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishery resources; Rrameswaram Island
Subjects: Marine Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:13

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