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-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2426
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 17:21
Last Modified:17 Aug 2010 17:21

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