Status of tuna fishery in Minicoy, Lakshadweep

Sivadas, M (2002) Status of tuna fishery in Minicoy, Lakshadweep. In: Management of Scombroid Fisheries. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 62-68.


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The status of tuna fishery at Minicoy is discussed based on the data for the period 1989 -'99. Pole and line using livebaits and troll operate for its fishery of which the former contribute more than 90% of the total tuna catch. The total tuna catch fluctuated from 3071 in 1991 to 1,2431 in 1995 with an average of 8641. The effort in boat days varied from 2,265 in 1996 to 3,896 in 1989 with an average of 2,915. The C/E ranged from 152.2 kg in 1991 to 408.8 kg in 1995 coinciding with the lowest and highest catches respectively. In troll the catch ranged from 91 in 1997 to 281 in 1994 and C/E varied from 8.5 kg in 1997 to 27.7 kg in 1994 corresponding with the lowest and highest catches respectively. Though the pole and line units are operated from September to May in general, the success of tuna fishery depend upon the higher catches in two or three months.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuna fishery; Minicoy; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 22:26
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25

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