Exploratory fishing by oceanic drift gillnetting and purse seining in the Lakshadweep

Silas, E G and Pillai, P P (1985) Exploratory fishing by oceanic drift gillnetting and purse seining in the Lakshadweep. CMFRI Bulletin, 36. pp. 165-175.


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With a view to develop the oceanic pelagic fisheries, it was planned as early as 1965 to conduct exploratory fishing in the offshore and oceanic areas by drift gillnetting and purse seining. During the cruises of R. V. Varuna it was possible to plan out the operation of drift gillnet fishing which was started in January 1965 and continued as and when possible upto the end of January 1968. Purse seining for tunas was also conducted by R. V. Varuna and M. V. Tuna of the erstwhile Indo-Norwegian Project. Although during the cruises scouting for tuna was conducted by sonar (ASDIC) (horizontal range 1500 m) and echosounders, it was found that visual scouting was more effective. The characteristic sonic spires in the Deep scattering layer between 300 and 450 metre were observed and it is presumed that these could be due to the presence of larger tunas such as bigeye and possibly billfishes at that depth. A brief summary of the results of the operations has been presented earlier (Silas 1969).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: oceanic drift gillnet; purse seine; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 05:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2501

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