Fish aggregation devices and artificial reefs

Raja, G (1996) Fish aggregation devices and artificial reefs. CMFRI Bulletin-Artificial reefs and Seafarming technologies, 48. pp. 8-10.


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The principle of fish aggregation is based on the tendency of fish to concentrate around floatsam and sunken structures for food, shade and shelter (hide-out from predators). The technology is quite popular in Japan, Philippines, United States of America and the Pacific Island countries, and has been in vogue for a long period. For the first time in India this technology was introduced through the pioneering efforts of Raja (1986) who designed and fabricated an indigenous Synthetic Fish Aggregating Device/Artificial Reef (FAD/AR) made from High Density Polyethelene (HDPE) - Patent Registration No. 650/MAS/87. The results of preliminary experiments were highly encouraging and were presented by Raja (1986). Subsequently, all aspects of the FADs/ARs were discussed in detail at the National Fishermen's Forum meeting held at Bangalore, and was well received and appreciated by the participants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish aggregation device; artificial reefs
Subjects: Marine Environment > Artificial Reefs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 06:47
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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