Stock assessment 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) Stock assessment of coastal tunas in the Indian seas. In: Management of Scombroid Fisheries. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 125-130.


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Tuna and billfish production from the Indian coastal waters, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar islands during the period 1985-'99 averaged 40,204 t. The contribution by E.affinis, Athazard, T.tonggol, K.pelamis and T.albacares (young ones) were 18,5041,6,8521,3,093 t, 3,3921 and 2,2111 respectively. Drift gill net was the major gear employed in the coastal tuna fishery. The length frequency data collected on the above species during 1990-'98 at seven centres along the Indian coast were analysed employing FiSAT programme to estimate their growth and mortality parameters, exploitation rates and relative yield per recmit.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stock assessment; coastal tunas; Indian seas
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 22:33
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25

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