Destruction of eggs of catfish Tachysurus tenuispinis by purse seiners at Karwar

Dhulkhed, M H and Hanumantharaya, S and Gowda, N Chennappa (1982) Destruction of eggs of catfish Tachysurus tenuispinis by purse seiners at Karwar. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 44. pp. 16-17.

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The unwarranted destruction of huge quantities of eggs of catfish, Tachysurus tenuispinis at coastal areas of Karnataka were reported in 1980. It was expected that due care would be exercised in the fishery by purse seiners, especially during spawning season for T.tenuispinis but the same catastrophe repeated in 1982 in Karwar and is discussed here. Almost all the catch consisted of males, most of them carrying eggs in their mouth. The estimated catch of eggs,which is of no demand, amounted to 4.5% of the total catch of T.tenuispinis. .In order to save this resource from complete depletion steps should be taken by educating the fishermen about the adverse effects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tachysurus tenuispinis; destruction; eggs; purse seiners; incubating; Cat fish; Karwar
Subjects: Fishery Technology > Crafts & Gear
Demersal Fishes > Cat Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 06:29
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:21

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