Observation on the tuna shoals associated with flotsam in the offshore waters of Minicoy Island during 1982-83 season

Mohan, Madan (1985) Observation on the tuna shoals associated with flotsam in the offshore waters of Minicoy Island during 1982-83 season. CMFRI Bulletin (36). pp. 188-192.

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Abstract

The association of fishes with floating objects has been exploited by a number of fisheries. Tunas have long been known to aggregate around floating objects such as logs, masses of drifting seaweed, debris and other flotsam. Japanese pole-and-line fisheries and American purse seine and live-bait fisheries take advantage of the association of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and oceanic skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) with logs and other flotsam (Uda 1983 ; Mc Neely 1961 ; Kimura 1954 and Inoue et al. 1963, 1968). The catch per set of yellowfin and other tunas in association with flotsam by purse seiners has increased in recent years.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:tuna shoals; flotsam Minicoy Island
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2504
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 11:15
Last Modified:16 Mar 2011 14:43

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