Assessment of demersal stocks in the Southwest coast of India with particular reference to the exploitable resources in outer continental shelf and slope

Sudarsan, D and John, M E and Antony, Joseph (1987) Assessment of demersal stocks in the Southwest coast of India with particular reference to the exploitable resources in outer continental shelf and slope. CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions I & II 1987, 44 (1). pp. 266-272.

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Abstract

In spite of added inputs, the increase in marina fish production in India hat been only marginal during the last several years. In some segm3nts of the coast, exploitation of target species have apparently reached the level of IVISY. But in the case of some other species, wide gaps exist between the estimates of stock size and the actual level of exploitation A general awareness has rightly been created that shrimp-oriented growth of industry Is rather limited and further addition to production can largely be realised only by exploiting the stocks of outer shelf and continental slope. In this paper, an attempt has been made to assess the exploitable stocks off southwest coast between 8° North and 15° North latitudes, covering Kerala and Karnataka coasts Several estimates of stock sizes projected by different authors were mostly bated on indirect methods or fragmentary data- Recent data available has bean analysed in the light of Increase in fishing pressure and the estimates of the resources have been revised.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:demersal stocks; Southwest coast; India
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:2919
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 10:42
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