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.



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-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:221
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:19 Mar 2010 14:30
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