Bumper catch of oil sardine Sardinella longiceps along Cuddalore coast

Kasim, H M and Mohanraj, G and Thangavelu, R and Mohan, S and Rajapackiam, S and Thirumilu, P and Poovannan, P and Chidambaram, L and Manivasagam, M and Vasu, R (2009) Bumper catch of oil sardine Sardinella longiceps along Cuddalore coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 199 . pp. 8-9.



The oil sardine Sardinella longiceps constitutes the most important pelagic resource sustaining the marine fishery on the west coast of India. Two decades ago, the occurrence of this species along the east coast was considered sporadic and rare. In early eighties, there was report on the unusual landing of this species along Puducherry region. Over the years, there has been an increase in the landings of this species on the east coast especially along the Coromandal coast. In July 2008, there were reports in the local daily news papers that the oil sardine shoals were found to move towards the shore off Devanampattinam fishing village and small boys were also able to have easy access to the fish shoal who handpicked the sardines. Some fishes were also stranded and found dead on the beach. This occurrence is linked to upwelling phenomenon which brings the oxygen depleted cold water from the bottom of the sea due to churning by the water current.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:oil sardine; Sardinella longiceps; Cuddalore coast
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Fish and Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:3772
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 16:32
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 16:32

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