A preliminary survey of the common tuna bait fishes of Minicoy and their distribution in the Laccadive archipelago

Jones, S (1964) A preliminary survey of the common tuna bait fishes of Minicoy and their distribution in the Laccadive archipelago. In: Proceedings of the Symposium On Scombroid Fishes, Part 2 ; MBAI, 12-15 January 1962, Mandapam.

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    Abstract

    It is a recognized fact that the availability of bait fish in sufficient quantities is one of the most important deciding factors in the successful operation of pole-and-line fishing for tuna. In the Indian Union tuna fishing on an organized scale exists only in the island of Minicoy in the Laccadive Archipelago. The main species concerned are the oceanic skipjack Katsuwonus pelamis and to a comparatively lesser extent the yellow fin tuna Neothunnus macropterus. Fishing is done from country crafts provided with bait wells inside for storing the live bait collected from the lagoon while proceeding to the fishing grounds.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuna bait fishes; Minicoy; Laccadive archipelago
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Survey
    Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
    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: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2010 11:51
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2426

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