Culturable marine fish fry resources from brackish-water environments

Tampi, P R S (1973) Culturable marine fish fry resources from brackish-water environments. In: Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, 1973, Mandapam Camp.

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Abstract

The wealth derived from estuaries, backwaters, salt marshes and similar saline environments cannot be underestimated while assessing the marine resources. The fact that these saline regions, which represent an important connecting zone m the transition from land to sea, constitute an integral part of the overall marine environment is also well recognised. Vulnerability to human influence is an advantageous characteristic of the coastal brackish-waters, unlike ihe open sea which still remains beyond man's control. Many of such brackish-waters represent unified ecosystems and are areas of high fertility, supporting a variety of biological life. Surrounding these areas there is invariably a rich natural fishery which is of considerable significance in the rural economy' of developing countries like ours. Besides such a lucrative fishery, enormous amounts of culturable fish fry are also caught from these areas. It has been estimated that several lakhs of milk-fish fry are collected every year from certain centres along the coast of South India. However, we are at present tapping only a fraction of this potential source. With the expansion of our coastal fish farming activities, many of the existing fry collection centres could be developed into centres of fish fry trade. The paper thus discusses in some detail the various aspects connected with the brackishwater environments and their resources.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cultivable; marine fish fry; resources; brackish-water
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish culture
Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Resources
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:2718
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:26 Aug 2010 23:30
Last Modified:26 Aug 2010 23:30

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