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
Depositing User: Users 136 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 10:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:23
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/3745

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