An appraisal of the perch fishery at Muttom area in Tamil Nadu

Lazarus, S and Thomas, P A and Omana, T A (1994) An appraisal of the perch fishery at Muttom area in Tamil Nadu. CMFRI Bulletin-Perch fisheries in India, 47. pp. 90-97.


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The fishery of the perch fishes at Muttom has been studied and discussed based on the data collected during 1987 and 1988. Perches form 33.3% of the local fish catch amounting to em annual average of 222 tonnes. November to April is the best season for perch fishery at Muttom with peak in January. Lethrinids, Lutjanids and Nemipterids formed respectively 64.5%, 16.4% and 13.0% of the perch landings. The remaining quantity was constituted by Serranids, Sparids and Siganids. Hooks and line contributed to 86.0% of the catch which is followed by Traps (11.2%) and Gill nets (2.8%). Distribution of sizes of important species in the fishery are given along with suggestions for improving the catch.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: perch fishery; Muttom area; Tamil Nadu
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Perch fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 07:10
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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