Perches

Mathew, Grace (2003) Perches. In: Status of Exploited Marine Fishery Resources of India. Mohan Joseph, M and Jayaprakash, A A,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 102-109. ISBN 81-901219-3-6

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Abstract

´╗┐Perches are generally large sized Perciform fishes belonging to the families Serranidae, Lutjanidae and Lethrinidae; commonly called rock cods, snappers and pigface breams respectively. Perches occur all along the Indian coast. Most of the species belonging to this group inhabit the rocky grounds and the coral reef areas, while a few prefer the seagrass beds and muddy and sandy bottoms. They are particularly abundant in the rocky and coral grounds off Kerala, off Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Gulf of Kutch, off Paradeep and in the Andaman Seas. These larger perches constitute roughly 2% of the total marine fish production in the country, with an average annual landing of 28,800 t during 1990-2000 period. As per the estimates by the Government of India, the potential of all perches within the 50m- depth zone is about 1,14,000 t and that beyond 50m is 1,25,000t. Most of the fishing grounds being not amenable to trawling operations, the major perches are exploited mainly by other gears like hooks and lines, traps and the drift net.

Item Type:Book Section
Official URL/DOI:http://www.cmfri.org.in
Uncontrolled Keywords:Perches
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Freshwater Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:27
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:05 Mar 2010 17:27
Last Modified:08 Mar 2010 13:52

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