Seshappa, G (1973) The flat fish resources of the west coast of India. In: Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, 1973, Mandapam Camp.
Among the marine fishery resources of India, the flat fishes occupy a place of some importance, especially along the West Coast. Among these, however, the only species that has been contributing to a sizable and regular fishery is Cynoglossus semifasciatus Day. The best fishery is restricted to the NorthKerala and South Mysore coasts. This paper gives a brief account of the past and some recent trends in this fishery with a particular reference to Calicut on the Malabar coast. The common nets used in the sole fishery at Calicut are the boat-seine (Paithuvala) and the cast net. In recent years mechanised boats have started fishing by small trawl nets in the area and it has been found that during 1966-67 and 1967-68 the off-season catches have been more than catches of the normal season, the difference being particularly marked in 1967-68 which accounted for a good annual total catch. A large percentage of the off-season catch consisted of juveniles. The extent to which this would affect the regular fishery remains to be studied.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||flat fish resources; India|
|Subjects:||Demersal Fishes > Flat Fishes
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries|
|Depositing User:||Dr. V Mohan|
|Date Deposited:||26 Aug 2010 17:48|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:18|
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