Artificial reef for artisanal fisheries enhancement - an attempt off Trivandrum coast

James, P S B R and Lazarus, S (1996) Artificial reef for artisanal fisheries enhancement - an attempt off Trivandrum coast. CMFRI Bulletin-Artificial reefs and Seafarming technologies, 48 . pp. 18-23.

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Abstract

Several demersal fishes arc found to congregate in the vicinity of submerged objects such as reefs, logs, ship-wrecks and rock out-crops where plants and bcnthic animals flourish than in areas where the bottom is flat and barren. These communities serve as food for larger predators. Submerged objects may, at times, provide shelter and even spawning locations for manya- fish. Underwater observations made by divers while retrieving portions of submerged vessels also report that such habitats harbour considerable concentration of fishes

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Artificial reef; artisanal fisheries enhancement; Trivandrum coast
Subjects:Marine Environment > Artificial Reefs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:2834
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:31 Aug 2010 12:20
Last Modified:31 Aug 2010 12:20

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