The dorab fishery resources of India

Luther, G (1973) The dorab fishery resources of India. In: Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, 1973, Mandapam Camp.

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Abstract

Two species of dorab, Chirocentrus nudus and C. dorab contribute to the commercial fishery along the east and west coasts of India. Their contribution of about 8,000 tonnes to the annual total marine fish catch forms about 1%. Madias Slate alone contributes to about half the annual total dorab catch of India, and Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra contributing to 19% and 12% respectively come next. In Madras State, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa and Bengal dorab holds a place in their fisheries contributing to nearly 2-3% of the States' total fish catch. The Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar contribute to a major portion of dorab catch of the Madras State. Some details about the dorab fishery resources of the Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar around Rameswaram Island are presented in the paper. Reference is also made to Scomberomorus spp., Tachysurus spp. and a variety of other fishes caught along with dorab. The dorab catch of the Island has shown a sharp increase during the course of the past 15 years. This is primarily due to settlement of enterprising fishermen in the Island from other places along the Gulf of Mannar, who launched into more offshore waters employing nylon drift nets on more sea-worthly boats. It is possible that with increased efforts the dorab catch could be stepped up in States where it is now low.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:dorab fishery; India
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Clupeidae
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2728
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:26 Aug 2010 23:23
Last Modified:26 Aug 2010 23:23

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