The Indian oil sardine fishery: a review

Balan, V (1984) The Indian oil sardine fishery: a review. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 60 . pp. 1-10.



The Indian oil sardine is one of the major marine resources of our country contributing about 15-25% of the total all-India marine catches. The present review has been attempted with a view to highlight the trends in the production, research results and prospects relating to the oil sardine resource. Widely fluctuating trends have been observed in the landings of the oil sardine right from the early years for which catch statistics are available. Large scale shoaling of oil sardine has been observed off the Kerala and Karnataka coasts. Various aspects of biology of the oil sardine such as the age and growth, length-weight relationships, meristic and racial aspects, reproduction, sex composition, maturation, fecundity, spawning, larval life, food and feeding, distribution, local movements and migration, shoaling and related behaviours, fisheries and the trends of fishery fluctuations etc. are studied.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Indian oil sardine; pelagic fishes; Spawning; Fecundity; Total fish landings
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:3051
Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 13:25
Last Modified:21 Sep 2010 13:25

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