The emerging purse seine fishery for anchovy (whitebait) resources of the west coast of India

Rao, K Narayana and Rao, G Syda and Luther, G and Elayathu, M N K (1982) The emerging purse seine fishery for anchovy (whitebait) resources of the west coast of India. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 36. pp. 1-6.


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One of the most significant developments in the marine fisheries sector, in recent years is the large Scale introduction of purse seine fleets along the coasts of kamataka and kerala, for the commercial Exploitation of pelagic fish resources. This development may be considered as significant as the introduction of mechanized trawling in late fifties in indian waters for the exploitation of shrimp resources. It is, therefore, necessary to redeploy the purse seiners engaged in whitebait fishery, at the major centers spread over karnataka coast and to develop simultaneously at those bases infrastructure facilties capable of handling, storing, processing and marketing, realising the full potential of the purse seine fishery, in order to obtain remunerative prices for the huge whitebait catches landed during a short period of about three months.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mechanized trawling; shrimp resources; whitebait ; karnataka coast; whitebait catches;
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 04:44
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20

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