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