The mini trawl fishery of Kerala

Ammini, P L and Prasad, C J and Subbaraman, G (2004) The mini trawl fishery of Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 181. pp. 4-5.


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Mini trawl operation started in Kerala during 1987, is another post motorisation innovation like the ring seine by the artisanal fishers. During 1987-2002, annual mini trawl landings ranged between 1,500 and 18,600 tonnes. The minimum landing was in 1987, when this gear was introduced for the first time in Kerala and the peak landings of 18,600 tonnes was during 1997. The low investment of the mini trawls at the initial stage has attracted more fishermen. A trend in component group landings and seasonal trends have been cited in this information. They could earn more for their livelihood with less investment. Prawns which come to the nearby shore for breeding, are caught by this gear. Appropriate management measures need to be taken to regulate this fishery for ensuring sustrainbility and better livelihood for the artisanal sector.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: landing, Mini trawl, fishermen,mesh size, gear
Subjects: Fishery Technology > Crafts & Gear
Marine Fisheries > Stock Assessment
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 11:49
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:24

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