Present status of the turtle fishery in the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Bay

Jones, S and Fernando, A Bastian (1973) Present status of the turtle fishery in the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Bay. In: Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, 1968, Mandapam Camp.


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Turtles are caught along the entire coastline of India but except in the Gulf of Mar.rar ar.d Palk Bay it is a fishery of only a causal nature and hardly of any significance. The main commercial species is the green turtle Chelonia mydas while other species occur in stray numbers. A fairly regular fishery of some magnitude exists for the green turtle in the Gulf of Mannar and it is estimated that on an average about 3,CC0 to 4,CC0 numbers are landed every year between Pamban and Cape Comorin. In the Palk Bf,y ihc fishery is of a much lower level and about 1,000 turtles are estimated to be landed annually between Rcmeswtrfcm and Mimisal. The possibilities of increasing the catches in the Gulf of Mannar giving due attention to conservation measures are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: turtle fishery; Gulf of Mannar; Palk Bay
Subjects: Marine turtle
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 06:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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