Catch rates and catch composition of fish in the wadge bank in commercial fishing

Mitra, G N (1987) Catch rates and catch composition of fish in the wadge bank in commercial fishing. CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions I & II 1987, 44 (1). pp. 284-286.

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The paper embodies some of the un-published results of commercial fishing in the wedge Bank located south of cape Comorin between a long of 77° and 78°. 10". The area is approximately 4000 sq. Miles exposed to full force of both the SW and NE monsoons. The continental shelf off Cape Comorin has a gentle slope up to 100 metres beyond which the depth sharply increases- bottom Is of coarse yellow sand overlying flat rock up to 60 m contour. Beyond this the bottom is firm clear Sand with stretches of flat rock. There are rough patches of pinnacle rocks. Commercial large fishes Consist mainly of rock fishes (478 to 65%) and carangids (2.4 to 11.9 % i . Catch per hour of Comparable trawlers of 450 to 650 hp has been estimated after adjusted effort.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Catch rates; catch composition; commercial fishing
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Economics
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:2921
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 10:43
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