Cephalopod resources revealed by exploratory surveys in Indian seas

Silas, E G and Vidyasagar, Kuber and Nair, K Prabhakaran and Rao, B Narayana (1985) Cephalopod resources revealed by exploratory surveys in Indian seas. CMFRI Bulletin, 37. pp. 129-136.


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The areawise and depth wise cephalopod catches of fishing vessels of Government of India and some Agencies which conducted exploratory fishing in offshore areas have been presented and discussed. The exploratory fishing by Government of India vessels in Bombay-Gujarat region during 1977-80 yielded a maximum of 7,609 kg of cephalopods a year at a catch rate of 6.8 kg/h. The highest catch rates were recorded from the area 19-70 and the depth zone 80-89 m. In Visakhapatnam region the cephalopod catch was poor during 1968-75 but during 1977-80 the annual catch increased to 3,283 kg. The most intensively fished area was 17-83. The catch was composed of four species of cuttlefishes and three species of squids. The results of trawl surveys in other parts of Indian waters are also dealt with.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cephalopod resources; exploratory surveys; Indian seas
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Cephalopods
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 06:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2537

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