Exploitation of mud crab Scylla serrata (Forskal) from Korapuzha estuary, Kerala

Sarada, P T (1998) Exploitation of mud crab Scylla serrata (Forskal) from Korapuzha estuary, Kerala. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 39 (1 & 2). pp. 113-117.

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Abstract

The hook and line fishery for mud crab (Scylla serrata) in the Korapuzha estuary is described. The fishing season extends throughout the year with a peak during Deamber-June. The average annual catch for 1987-89 was 14.0 tonnes with a CPUE of 113 kg. The size ranged from 51-215 mm in females', and 46-195 mm in males with majority between 86-120 mm. The length-width and the width-weight relationship, L and K values, sex ratio, maturity and marketing aspects were studied.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Scylla serrata; mud crab; Korapuzha estuary; Kerala
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:1922
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:15 Aug 2010 23:12
Last Modified:15 Aug 2010 23:12

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