Present status of exploitation of fish and shellfish resources: Oil sardine

Kumaran, M and Rao, K V Narayana and Annigeri, G G and Mohan, Madan and Nair, P N Radhakrishnan and Rohit, Prathibha and Abdul Nizar, M and Janaki, V K and Bhat, S Uma (1992) Present status of exploitation of fish and shellfish resources: Oil sardine. CMFRI Bulletin, 45 . pp. 92-110.

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Abstract

Present status of exploitation of fish and shellfish resources: Oil sardine Considerable fluctuations coupled with a general decline in the oil sardine landings have been observed along the southwest coast of India during 1984-85 to 198889. The catch and effort data for oilsardine fishery during the different seasons have revealed that premonsoon period is the most productive period for the fishery. The decline in the fishery is attributed to the indiscriminate exploitation of juveniles and potential spawners by purse seiners and ring seins. T he traditional &or has k e n a diversely affected by the operations of purse seines in recent years in northern Kerala Exploitation of spawning st& of oilsardine during the b d n g from May to September is of great consequences far the conservation of the resources. Even though good m o n soon is most likely to have a positive Impact on the stock size and facilitate spawning and recruitment, the likely advantage is offset by Indiscreminate exploitation. Regulation of mesh size of boat seines and restricting the operations of purse and ring seine are expecteded to restore the fishery to its preeminent position and protect the interests of the traditional sector .

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:exploitation of fish; shellfish resources; Oil sardine
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2720
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:26 Aug 2010 12:40
Last Modified:23 Jul 2014 11:42

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