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. Pillai, N G K and Menon, N G and Pillai, P P and Ganga, U,(eds.) CMFRI, Kochi, pp. 148-154.
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|
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||08 Sep 2010 21:48|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2010 11:27|
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