Scombroid Fishery of the Indian Ocean - An Overview

Pillai, N G K and Ganga, U (2002) Scombroid Fishery of the Indian Ocean - An Overview. In: Management of Scombroid Fisheries. Pillai, N G K and Menon, N G and Pillai, P P and Ganga, U,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 14-23.



In the Indian Ocean, scombroids comprising of tunas, billfishes, seerfishes and mackerels are an invaluable resource and their producer value is estimated to between 2 and 3 billion US dollars annually, besides the vast socio-economic benefits to the fishing nations. Of the three major groups of species, tunas account for the largest share of the total catch and also for the largest increase during the past 10 years. Seerfish catches attained record levels in 1998 while billfish catches have more than doubled since 1992 although the relative contribution of the group is still small. With the introduction of technologically advanced fishing fleets and techniques in the Indian Ocean, the intensity of exploitation of scombroids, especially tunas and billfishes have reached a new peak. An overview of the present status of scombroid fishery of the Indian Ocean is presented below.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Scombroid fishery; Indian Ocean
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Scombridae
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:4091
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:29 Sep 2010 14:43
Last Modified:29 Sep 2010 14:43

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