Status of exploitation of tuna, mackerel and seerfish in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Madhu, K and Madhu, Rema and Ahlawat, S P S and Raveendran, E K and Dam Roy, S (2002) Status of exploitation of tuna, mackerel and seerfish in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 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. 49-55.

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Annual fish landing of Andaman and Nicobar Islands during 1989-'99 and the contribution of scombroids viz., tuna, mackerel and seerfishes are described. During the period the exploitation of tuna ranged between 321 to 3,8231, the average contribution being about 5% of the total fish landings. Among the tuna species, yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares is the major contributor followed by skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis and bigeye tuna Thunns obesus all of which are best caught during March to August. The mackerfel fishery is supported by Rastrelliger brachysoma followed by R.kanagurta. The total mackerel landings ranged between 806 to 1,9551, the major fishing season being from March to June and September to October and is best caught in the gill nets and boat seines. Seerfishes are dominantly represented by two genera and three species vjz. Scomberomorus commerson, S. guttatus and Acanthocybium solandri. Their major fishing season is from March to August and November to Febmary, being generally caught by gill nets, troll lines and hand lines. During the period of 1989 -'99, the total exploitation of seerfishes ranged between 293 to 1,172 t and showed a gradual increase in their production.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Exploitation of tuna, mackerel and seerfish; Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
Demersal Fishes > Seerfishes
Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:4101
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 04:01
Last Modified:25 May 2012 14:42

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