Tuna live-bait fishes - their exploitation, conservation and management in Lakshadweep

Nasser, A K V and Sivadas, M and Pillai, P P and Gopakumar, G (2002) Tuna live-bait fishes - their exploitation, conservation and management in Lakshadweep. In: Management of Scombroid Fisheries. CMFRI, Kochi, pp. 148-154.


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The total annual catch of baitfishes form pole and line fishing areas of Lakshadweep is estimated to be 1251. At Minicoy, the average annual catch is estimated at 9.11 and at Agatti it is estimated to be 51 t. Data from other baitfish fishing areas such as Suheli, Valiapani and Cheriyapani are virtually non-existent. Management options suggested earlier include the collection of fishery data from more areas, studying the biology and understanding the stock of exploited species, culture of suitable species and maintaining the health of the coral reefs of the islands. Future thrust areas for research to elucidate the factors that determine the baitfish fishery include a full review of the existing fishery and development of a baitfish statistics collection system.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Live-bait fishes; exploitation; conservation; management; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Management
Aquaculture > Fisheries Management

Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 16:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/4133

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