Seasonal fishery of blue swimmer crab at Attupuram landing centre

Josileen, Jose and Sunil, K T S and Ratheesh, T and Vijayan, M T and Dineshbabu, A P (2023) Seasonal fishery of blue swimmer crab at Attupuram landing centre. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series (256). pp. 39-40. ISSN ISSN 0254-380X

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    Recent visits to the landing centers of A ttupuram - K athiyalam area in Thrissur district of Kerala, it is learnt that a seasonal fishery for Blue swim m er crab - Portunuspelagicus- is existing in this area for a few years. Every year during July-August period, gillnet fishing for blue swim m er crab (BSC) is active here. Of the harvested catch 99% is BSC and the rest the Three spotted crab, P sanguinolentus. Crabs are also caught by hand-picking during the season when young boys are engaged in this activity. The BSC caught in the gillnets were bigger in size and males were dominating.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: crab
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
    Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2023 06:44
    Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 06:44

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