Fishery and bionomics of tunas at Tuticorin

Siraimeetan, Pon (1985) Fishery and bionomics of tunas at Tuticorin. CMFRI Bulletin, 36 . pp. 86-103.



In the fishery along Tuticorin Coast in the Gulf of Mannar, seven species of tuna and tuna-like fishes occur. They are the little tunny Euthynnus affinis (Cantor), Frigate mackerel Auxis thazard (Lacepede), bullet tuna Auxis rochei (Risso), oriental bonito, Sarda orientalis (Temminck and Schlegel), yellowfln tuna Thunnus albacares (Temminck and Schlegel), skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus) and long tail tuna Thunnus tonggol (Bleeker). In addition, among the billfishes, the sailflsh Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw and Nodder) and the striped marlin Tetrapterus audax (Philippi) also occur in the fishery.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fishery; bionomics; tunas; Tuticorin
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2492
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 11:03
Last Modified:13 Nov 2010 12:15

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