Exploitation of juveniles of the spinycheek grouper, Epinephelus diacanthus by multiday trawlers along Dakshina Kannada coast

Zacharia, P U and Gupta, C Alli and Mahadevaswamy, H S (1995) Exploitation of juveniles of the spinycheek grouper, Epinephelus diacanthus by multiday trawlers along Dakshina Kannada coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 139 . pp. 5-8.

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Abstract

The juveniles in the size range 9-24 cm are in sizeable quantities during October - May at Mangalore and Malpe landing centres of Dakshina Kannada coast. The present study is undertaken to highlight the magnitude of the exploitation of the juveniles of the Spinycheek grouper. Epinephelus diacanthus by trawlers along the Dakshina Kannada coast and its impact on the stock with a brief description on its biology. This species is known to grow to a large size and supports a fishery of some magnitude in other parts of the Indian coast. The results presented here are based on the data collected on the landing of the species at Mangalore and Malpe during 1988/'89 - 1993-'94

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Epinephelus diacanthus; spinycheek grouper; juveniles; Mangalore; Malpe; exploitation
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Groupers
Divisions:CMFRI-Kakinada
ID Code:3582
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Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 16:02
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 16:02

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