Sivadas, M and Pradeep Kumar, K C (2009) Dolphin excluder net - an indigenous method to ward off the damage by dolphins in ring net. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 199 . pp. 12-13.
After the introduction of ring net in Kozhikode district in 1989, there was a gradual reduction of other traditional pelagic gears in this area. At present, ring net is the main gear for the exploitation of pelagic resources like oil sardine and mackerel. One of the problems faced by the fishermen operating the ring net is the damage of the gear caused by dolphin when it tries to prey up on the fish. Now the fishermen have found out an indigenous way to save the net from this menace by encircling the ring net by another net. This method has been in use by some boats for the last four to five years, and of late it has become very popular.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Dolphin excluder net; ring net|
Marine Mammals > Dolphins
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Geetha P Mrs|
|Deposited On:||28 Sep 2010 16:09|
|Last Modified:||28 Sep 2010 16:09|
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