Present status of exploitation of fish and shellfish resources: Flatfishes and flatheads

Mathew, Grace and Feroz Khan, M and Nandakumaran, K (1992) Present status of exploitation of fish and shellfish resources: Flatfishes and flatheads. CMFRI Bulletin, 45. pp. 197-204.

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    Abstract

    The present paper deals with the fishery of flatfishes and flatheads along the west coast of India. Among flatfishes, the malabar role Cynoglossus macrostomus contributes significantly to the catch; Psettodes erumei also forms a fishery along Maharashtra and Gujarat Coasts. Among flatheads Platycephalus macuUpinna contributes to the fishery. These two resources are mainly exploited by trawl. It is found that both the species are continuous spawners, with peak sf>awning taking place during September - November period. In both the groups the one year old fish contributes to the fishery. The major peaks of fishing are either immediately after the onset of monsoon or postmonsoon months.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: exploitation of fish; shellfish resources; Flatfishes; flatheads
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Flat Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 06:06
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2770

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