Whale shark fishery off Veraval

Vivekanandan, E and Zala, M S (1994) Whale shark fishery off Veraval. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 41 (1). pp. 37-40.


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    The occurrence of the whale shark Rhiniodon typus Smith is considered a rarity and hence, most of the publications on the whale shark are restricted to its stranding, incidental catch and length measurements. Compagno (1984) reported that commercial harvesting of the whale shark is practically non-existent. However, Rao (1986) observed existence of a small harpoon fishery for the whale shark in Veraval (Saurashtra coast). Recently, there has been a remarkable increase in effort as well as catch. There are no records to indicate a directed fishery for the whale shark elsewhere in the world. The objective of this study is limited to reporting the existence of the whale shark fishery at Veraval.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Whale shark; shark fishery; Veraval
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 09:00
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:06
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/221

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