Assessment of the exploited seerfish stocks in the Indian waters

Devaraj, M and Mohamad Kasim, H and Muthiah, C and Pillai, N G K (1999) Assessment of the exploited seerfish stocks in the Indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 41 (1 & 2). pp. 62-84.


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The annual average catch of seerfishes from the lndian seas during 1990-1994 was 31,926 t, which constituted 1.7% of the total marine fish catch in India. Though there was an increasing trend in the seerfish production in the decades upto the 1990's the rate of increase through the successive decades decreased, suggesting the attainment of near optimum level of production. State-wise production showed that during the 1990's Gujarat (22.8%) followed by Maharashtra (16.9%), Kerala (16.2%), Andhrapradesh (14.3%) and Tamilnadu (11.5%) were the dominant seerfish producers. Gearwise production indicated that the gillnet landed 65.1%, trawl 11.5% and hooks and lines 6.9%, while the rest was landed by the boatseines, shoreseines and purseseines. Among the four species, Scomberomorus commerson (55.3%) and S. guttatus (43.9%) sustained the fishery, while S. lineolatus and Acanthocybium solandri formed only a negligible portion of the fishery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seerfish; India
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Stock Assessment
Demersal Fishes > Seerfishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 18:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:14

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