Threadfin Breams

Murty, V Sriramachandra and Joshi, K K and Nair, Rekha J (2003) Threadfin Breams. In: Status of Exploited Marine Fishery Resources of India. Mohan Joseph, M and Jayaprakash, A A,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 120-126. ISBN 81-901219-3-6



The threadfin breams, also called pink perch (Kilimeen in Malayalam, Rani in Marathi, Madhumal meenu in Gujarati, Gulivindalu in Telugu) constitute an important demersal finfish resource in the Indian EEZ. These fishes are abundant beyond 50 m but show higher concentration at 100 -200 m depth as revealed by the exploratory surveys and experimental fishing. The fishing has been restricted to inshore waters up to about 50 m depth for a long time. But, after the introduction of stay-over fishing in late nineties, extending the operations to about 150 m depth and continuing the same, landings of threadfin breams have phenomenally increased from about 20,000 tonnes in the early eighties to about 116,000 tonnes by 2000. The increased availability of these fishes has also led to the establishment of surimi plants exclusively on the basis of these species. This increased production along the west coast particularly the northwest region of India however, is mainly due to enhanced effort input.

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