The influence of backwaters and estuaries on marine prawn resources

George, M J (1973) The influence of backwaters and estuaries on marine prawn resources. In: Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, 1973, Mandapam Camp.


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The marine prawn resources of the country are functionally related to the vast brackish water ecological system constituted by the various estuaries, inland bays, lalces and backwaters along the entire coastline. This leport summarises the knowledge concerning the association of prawns of marine origin with the brackish water environment. The questions of continued productivity of prawn stocks in the face of man's steady incursion of estuaries and the effect of increased prawn fishing activities for the juveniles in brackish water areas on the adults from marine environment are considered. The need for further studies on the above aspects to enable measures to be taken to counteract adverse effects, if any, owing to the rapid agroindustrial development taking place in and around estuaries and backwaters in the countiy is emphasised.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: backwaters; estuaries; marine prawn resources
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 05:52
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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