The relative magnitudes of pelagic and demersal Groups of fishes in the total landings at sasoon dock In 1971 and 1981 — a comparison

Pillai, S Krishna (1986) The relative magnitudes of pelagic and demersal Groups of fishes in the total landings at sasoon dock In 1971 and 1981 — a comparison. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 33 (3). pp. 359-361.

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Abstract

The contribution of pelagic fishes to the total landings at Sassoon Dock, Bombay, registered a decline from 31.4% in 1971 to 18.1% in 1981, mainly due to a fall in landings of the bombayduck. The corresponding increase in the contribution of the demersal fishes was due to increase in the catches of penaeids and the species that are caught in association with them, such as sciaenids, elasmobranchs, catfishes, threadfin breams and cephalopods. This significant change in contribution was mainly the result of addition of a large number of trawlers. Also, probably finding the bombayduck resources declining, and attracted by the more lucrative prawn fishery, many dol-net units were converted into trawling units.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fish landings; sasoon dock
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
ID Code:393
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:16 Apr 2010 16:06
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 16:06

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