Unusual landing of Hilsa ilisha in gillnets at Versova

Raje, S G and Deshmukh, V D (1994) Unusual landing of Hilsa ilisha in gillnets at Versova. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 128 . p. 18.



The mesh size of monofilament gill net operated for H. ilisha was in the range of 50-90mm. The length and depth of a single piece of gill net was 30-40 x 2 m. The plank built boats of 6-8 m OAL with 10-15 H.P. engine operated 30 to 60 such pieces, dugout canoes of 5-6 m with 5-10 H.P. used 20-35 pieces and 4-6 m non-mechanised dugout canoes operated 10 to 15 pieces of gill nets. H. ilisha shoal was caught from 2 to 5 meter depth and within the range of 1 to 2 km off Versova. The unusual landing of H.ilisha continued for five days. The total estimated landing of this species during a five days period was 45.7 tonnes, with an average of 133.7 kg/unit.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gill Net; Versova; Hilsa ilisha
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Clupeidae
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:3766
Deposited On:24 Sep 2010 14:19
Last Modified:24 Sep 2010 14:19

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