Small-scale pole and line tuna fishery in Lakshadweep - present trend, constraints and strategies for future developments

James, P S B R and Gopakumar, G and Pillai, P P (1987) Small-scale pole and line tuna fishery in Lakshadweep - present trend, constraints and strategies for future developments. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 77 . pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

The mainstay of the tuna fishery of the Lakshadweep Islands is the small - scale pole and line fishery. Scientific estimates of potential resources of tunas in the Lakshadweep Sea, based mainly on the primary production and catch statistics indicate that they vary between 50,000 tonnes and 1,00,000 tonnes, and resource availability is not a constraint in the development of tuna fishery in this area. Present trends show that the pole and line fishery is concentrated mainly at Agatti, Bangaram, Perumal Par Reef, Minicoy, Suheli Par and Bitra islands of Lakshadweep. Some of the main constraints and strategies for further management and development are also discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fishery; pole and line; Lakshedweep; Spratelloides delicatulus; Live bait
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Fish and Fisheries > Fisheries management
Divisions:CMFRI-Vizhinjam
ID Code:3692
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 15:31
Last Modified:18 Sep 2010 15:31

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