Cat fish; General remarks and future approach

Krishnamoorthi, B (1987) Cat fish; General remarks and future approach. CMFRI Bulletin - Marine catfish resources of India:Exploitation and prospects, 40. pp. 89-90.


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Consequent upon the recent introduction of mechanised fishing on a large scale with trawls as the chief gear all along the Indian coast, many hitherto less known demersal fisheries have come to occupy a prime place on the fisheries map of India. One such group is the catfish assemblage. With an estimated annual average catch of 52 thousand tonnes over a five year period from 1977 to 1982, the catfishes constituted about 4% of the total estimated 'all-fish' catches. Though the increase in the catfish landings was nominal during the 8-year period from 1962 to 1969, a three fold increase was noticed during the succeeding period up to and inclusive of 1984. This increasing trend is reflected in the estimated landings in most of the maritime states of India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: catfish
Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Catfish
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 15:26
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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