Unusually heavy landing of King Seer fish at New Ferry Wharf, Bombay

Deshmukh, V D and Shriram, M (1987) Unusually heavy landing of King Seer fish at New Ferry Wharf, Bombay. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 76 . pp. 15-16.

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The article reports on unusual heavy landing of King seer fish (Scomberomorus commerson, local name-'Surmai') at New Ferry Warf, Bombay during September – November months of 1986. In October only it was 2,112.4 tonnes where average annual catch is around 526.4 tonnes. Trawlers used baited hooks (size 10-15 cm) for the catch. By biological examination it was assumed that this shoal was returning after spawning and had voraceous feeding behaviour. This unusual catch benefitted the fishermen by an additional income of about Rs. 3,000 per trip.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:King seer fish; Scomberomorus; Bombay; Surmai; heavy landing
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Seerfishes
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Divisions:CMFRI-Mumbai
ID Code:3407
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Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 09:58
Last Modified:21 Sep 2010 09:58

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