Emerging small scale trap fishery for whelk, (Babylonia spirata) in Malpe, Southern Karnataka

Sasikumar, Geetha and Rohit, Prathibha and Ramachandran, N and Nagaraja, D and Sampathkumar, G (2006) Emerging small scale trap fishery for whelk, (Babylonia spirata) in Malpe, Southern Karnataka. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 188 . pp. 15-17.

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Abstract

Babylonia spirata is a commercially important edible gastropod found inhabiting the coastal waters with sandy bottom. Commonly known as whelks, they are landed as by-catch in shrimp trawlers in Kerala and Tamilnadu.There is an emerging fishery for whelks along the Malpe coast (13° 21’ N and 74°42’5” E) with the increase in export demand. Specially designed whelk traps are operated from traditional fishing crafts to collect whelks since January 2005.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Trap fishery; whelk; by-catch.
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
Divisions:CMFRI-Mangalore
ID Code:3745
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Deposited On:15 Sep 2010 16:24
Last Modified:15 Sep 2010 16:24

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