Unprecedented landing of sharks by hook and lines at New Ferry Wharf, Mumbai

Das, Thakur and Waghmare, K B and Sreeram, Miriam Paul (2007) Unprecedented landing of sharks by hook and lines at New Ferry Wharf, Mumbai. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 192 . p. 15.

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About twelve hand-operated hook and linersfrom southern Tamil Nadu regularly fish off Okha, Gujarat for pelagic sharks and these vessels land their catch at New Ferry Wharf.On 31.08.06, an unprecedented catch of about 3.2 t (300 Nos.) of sharks was landed by two hook and liners. The catch comprised of 270 numbers (90%) of Carcharhinus limbatus measuring 110-125cm in total length, 21 numbers (7%) of Galeocerdo cuvieri measuring 173-210 cm and 3 numbers (3%) of Carcharhinus sorrah measuring 115-128 cm. The weight range was 8-11 kg. The catch was sold for Rs. 2 lakhs at the rate of Rs. 60/kg.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:New Ferry Wharf; Okha; shark; Carcharhinus sorrah;
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Mumbai
ID Code:3969
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Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 15:12
Last Modified:31 Oct 2011 10:40

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