Status of exploitation of coastal tunas in the Indian seas

Pillai, P P and Pillai, N G K and Muthiah, C and Yohannan, T M and Kasim, H M and Gopakumar, G and Koya, K P Said and Manojkumar, B and Sivadas, M and Nasser, A K V and Ganga, U and Dhokia, H K and Kemparaju, S and Bhaskaran, M M and Elayathu, M N K and Balasubramanian, T S and Manimaran, C and Kunhikoya, V A and Ajith Kumar, T T (2002) Status of exploitation of coastal tunas in the Indian seas. In: Management of Scombroid Fisheries. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 56-61.


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Tuna and billfish production from Indian seas during the period 1985-'99 evinced an increasing trend and the landings fluctuated between 24,287 t (1987) and 53,6621 (1992). The average annual production during the said period was 40,2041, contributing to 3.6% of the total pelagic fish landings and 1.8% of the total marine fish landings. On an average, 24% of the total tuna and billfish production during 1991-'99 was contributed by northwest coast, 2% by Andaman and Nicobar islands and 14.9% by Lakshadweep. Among the maritime states, Kerala (36 %), Gujarat (18.1%) Tamilnadu (11.6%), Maharashtra (5.9%), Kamataka (5%), Andhra Pradesh (4.4 %) and Goa (2%) were the prime tuna producing states.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exploitation of coastal tunas; Indian seas
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Tunas
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 22:30
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25

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