Examination of the efficiency of mackerel fishing

Banerji, S K and Chakraborty, D (1962) Examination of the efficiency of mackerel fishing. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 9A (2). pp. 499-505.


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    When various developmental measures are being undertaken to increase the fish production in India, it is pertinent to examine if the fishing methods employed are quite efficient. In marine fishing, the efficiency of fishing methods in general depends on the ability of the fishermen to locate the fishing grounds where the fish are abundant and to catch them there. In case of some of the pelagic fisheries like Indian mackerel, in the exploitation of which the fishermen rely on the arrival of the fish shoals in the inshore area, the fishing efficiency will depend on the ability and skill of the fishermen to identify the time and period when the mackerel shoals are most abundant in the inshore waters and to concentrate most of their effort at the time to catch the fish. The present paper provides a method for measuring quantitatively the fishing efficiency of the fishermen of the Karwar area with regard to the mackerel fishery. Though the results of the quantitative analysis will specifically relate to the efficiency of the Karwar fishermen, it is believed that the same will be applicable to the fishermen of the entire Mysore coast, if not the entire Indian coast.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: efficiency; mackerel fishing
    Subjects: Fishery Technology > Fishing
    Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 08:47
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:15
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2028

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