Drift gill net fishery for large pelagics at Cochin - A case study on by-catch of pelagic sharks

Jayaprakash, A A and Pillai, N G K and Elayathu, M N K (2002) Drift gill net fishery for large pelagics at Cochin - A case study on by-catch of pelagic sharks. In: Management of Scombroid Fisheries. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 155-164.

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Abstract

In India, the elasmobranchs contributed on an average 60,8(X) t during 1986 to 1999 forming 2.7% of the total marine fish landings. The production varied from 50,000t in 1990 to a highest of 75,(X)0 t in 1998. The sharks dominated forming 62.4%, followed by rays (33.5%) and skates the rest. The west coast accounted for 55.5% and east coast 44.5%. The highest contribution of 30.2% was from Gujarat followed by Tamilnadu (26.2%). The drift gillnets, sharing 48.5% of the production, was the major gear, followed by trawls (31.5%) and hooks and line (6.1%). Since the drift gillnets (DGN), apart from the scombroids, exploit a variety of larger pelagics, a case study of the shark fishery by the gear at Kochi was made based on the data from 1979 to 1999 and the results are presented here

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drift gill net fishery; large pelagic; Cochin; pelagic sharks
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries
Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
Demersal Fisheries > Shark 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 16:20
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/4135

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