Size composition of the oceanic skipjack Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus) and the yellowfin tuna Neothunnus macropterus (Temminck and Schlegel) from the Laccadive sea around Minicoy during the season 1960-61

Thomas, P T (1967) Size composition of the oceanic skipjack Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus) and the yellowfin tuna Neothunnus macropterus (Temminck and Schlegel) from the Laccadive sea around Minicoy during the season 1960-61. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea, Part 3; MBAI, 12-15 January 1962, Mandapam.

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Abstract

The tuna fishery of Minicoy island depends mainly on the oceanic skipjack Kutsuwonus pelamis and to a smaller extent on the yellowfin tuna Neothunnus macropterus. A comprehensive account of the fishery has been given by Jones and Kumaran (1959). The gear employed is the pole and line, using live-bait fishes. Data on the size composition of tunas are of value in elucidating their population structure and migrations. An intensive study on the fishery of the island was carried out during the tuna fishing season November 1960-April 1961. The results of the investigation are presented in this report. The size composition of the two species for the season has been studied by the examination of samples from the landings in Minicoy. Data on the total catches of each species and the catch-per-man hour-effort are also given.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Oceanic skipjack; Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus); Yellowfin tuna; Neothunnus macropterus (Temminck and Schlegel); Laccadive sea; Minicoy
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Skipjack
Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2442
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:19 Aug 2010 14:41
Last Modified:19 Aug 2010 14:41

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