On the introduction of Tilapia (Tilapia mossambica Peters) as a tuna live-bait in the island of Minicoy in the Indian Ocean

Jones, S (1964) On the introduction of Tilapia (Tilapia mossambica Peters) as a tuna live-bait in the island of Minicoy in the Indian Ocean. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Scombroid Fishes, Part 2; MBAI, 12-15 January 1962, Mandapam.

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Abstract

Tuna fishing by pole and line around Minicoy in the Indian Ocean is carried out by the islanders ,with bait fish collected from the lagoon (Jones 1958). The tuna caught is mostly the oceanic skipjack Katsuwonus pelamis and occasionally the yellow fin, Neothunnus macropterus (Jones and Kumaran 1959). During the fishing season the availability of adequate supplies of bait fish is the most important deciding factor in the successful operation of the fishery. The non-availability of bait fish as it sometimes happens restricts fishing activity to a minimum as the fishermen have to devote much time on bait collection even if tuna shoals occur in abundance in close proximity into the island.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tilapia (Tilapia mossambica Peters); tuna live-bait; Minicoy; Indian Ocean
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2427
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 17:18
Last Modified:17 Aug 2010 17:18

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