The grey mullet fishery resources of India

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



Thirteen species of grey mullet could be well recognised to be occurring in India. Of these, 8 species contribute to the commercial catches. They are, Mugil cephalus, M. cunnesius, Liza macrolepis, L. parsia, L. fade, Ellochelon vaigiensis, Valamugil seheli and Rhinomugil covsula. The other known species are L. carinatus, V. buchanani, Sicamugil cascasia, Plicomugil labiosus and Crenimugil crenilabis. Mullets are caught along the sea coast, in the lagoons and the adjoining brackish-water lakes, and in the estuaries. As they are caught almost throughout the year, they are a valuable source of food-fish during the ofiFseason of the other commercial fisheries. Since mullets in general are hardy f5sh they are best suited for fish farming through which could be obtained better increments in growth and a ready source of fish. Although repot ts are available about the mullet fishery resources from the sea on an all-India basis, similar information for the brackish-waters is lacking. Therefore an attempt has been made to estimate the brackish-water and total mullet fishery resources of India. Information on the availability of fry and fingerlings has been given.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:grey mullet; fishery resources
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Mullet
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:2730
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:26 Aug 2010 23:21
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