Trap fishing in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay

Varghese, Molly and Kasinathan, C and Gandhi, A (2008) Trap fishing in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay. Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Ser., 197. pp. 7-8.


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Trap fishing is one of the indigenous methods of fishing prevalent in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay. Fish traps, locally known as 'koodu' are extensively used in this area for perch fishery. As these areas are shallow, with rocks and corals, other methods of fishing using nets cannot be operated successfully, which probably explains the development of trap fishing in this part of the country as an organised fishery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trap fishing; Gulf of Mannar; Palk Bay
Subjects: Fishery Technology > Fishing
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2010 12:04
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:23

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