On the sailfish and marlins of the Tuticorin coast

Silas, E G and Rajagopalan, M S (1967) On the sailfish and marlins of the Tuticorin coast. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Scombroid Fishes, Part 3; MBAI, 12-15 January 1962, Mandapam.



Billfishes (Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae) form part of the marine fishery resource commercially exploited by some nations, notably Japan, from parts of the Indo-Pacific. Most of the fishery for billfishes from various parts of the Indian Ocean is carried out by the Japanese and Catch statistics published from Japan (Ann. 1959) indicate the occurrence of rich fishing grounds for billfishes even within a few miles off the Indian coasts during certain seasons. However, little attention has been paid by Indian workers towards the study of the billfishes occurring in the Indian seas, and as such hardly any data is available about their seasonal occurrence, species composition, method of capture etc., along our coast.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sailfish; marlins; Tuticorin coast
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Bill Fishes
Fish and Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2441
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 17:19
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