Observations on the prawn fishery of Maharashtra coast

Kunju, M Mydeen (1967) Observations on the prawn fishery of Maharashtra coast. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea, Part 4, MBAI, 12-16 January 1965, Ernakulam.


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About 80% of the total prawn production of the country comes from the Ratnagiri-Broach region, which practically makes up the entire, output of the Maharashtra coast. Based on observations carried out from October 1959 to December 1963 from three representative sampling centres, viz., Arnala, Versova and Sassoon Dock, the magnitude of the fishery, species and size composition, and relative abundance of the various species are given in the paper. Unlike any other part of the country the prawn fishery of Maharashtra is supported by a number of species occurring throughout the year, of which at least ten arc of commercial value, being caught in large quantities. More than half the total catch is madcj up of small shrimps such as Pataemon tenuipes, Hippolysmata ensirostris and Aceies indicus and the larger prawns, viz., Meiapenaeus affinis and Parapenaeopsis spp. have only a limited fishery. Solenocera indicus, Hippolysmata ensirostris and Aiypopenaeus compressipes are landed in marketable quantities only along this coast.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn fishery; Maharashtra coast
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2010 23:00
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2405

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