On a bumper catch of cat fish, 'Manthan Kelaru' landed at Verkottil centre, Rameswaram Island

Kasinathan, C and Bose, M (1989) On a bumper catch of cat fish, 'Manthan Kelaru' landed at Verkottil centre, Rameswaram Island. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 95 . p. 8.

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Abstract

Arius caelatus locally known as'Mantha n kelaru' in Tamil occurs in small quantities in trawl net an pair trawl net operations off Rameswaram-Mandapam region almost throughout the year. In February and March, 1988, a bumper catch of this species was obtained in the high opening pair trawl net operated in the Palk Bay off the Verkottil centre in the Rameswaram Island at 10 to 12 metres depth range. An unprecedent catch of 37.7 tonnes was landed by 10 units operating in the fishing area 9/79-3C on 26-2-1988. In the subsequent days of operation, however, the catch rate decreased, fluctuatmg between 0.2 and 5.5 tonnes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cat fish; Manthan Kelaru; Verkottil centre; Rameswaram island
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Catfish
Fishery biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Mandapam
ID Code:2897
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Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 12:07
Last Modified:23 Sep 2010 12:07

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