Changes in the shark fishery at Cochin

Joshi, K K and Balachandran, K and Raje, S G (2008) Changes in the shark fishery at Cochin. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 50 (1). pp. 103-105.



A total of 30 species of sharks belonging to 14 genera and 7 families were landed at Cochin during 2000- 2002 compared to 23 species landed in the earlier years. The large sharks landed were Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, C.amblyrhynchoides, C. amboinensis, C. brevipinna, C. sorrah, C. dussumieri, C. melanopterus, C. falciformis, C. limbatus, Rhizoprionodon acutus, Nebrius ferrugineus, Alopias pelagicus, Alopias vulpinus and Squatina squatina. The main fishing season was between March and June, the fishing area was between Quilon and Ratnagiri and the gear was longline. The catch and CPUE were high during the two year study period due to landing of large-sized grey sharks. The species composition,length, weight and sex ratio of the sharks are presented in this paper

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Shark; Cochin; Kerala; India
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:2223
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:15 Aug 2010 22:49
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