Primary production

Gopinathan, C P and Balachandran, V K (2000) Primary production. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 90-20.


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    Studies on primary pruuuciion oj ine Indian Seas in general and adjacent ecosystems such as estuaries, mangroves, mud banks and coastal environments in particular are briefly discussed, in the light oJ the data collected over the years by various Expeditions and also by the investigations conducted in localised regions. The results indicated that the general trend of primary production vary both in space and time and also a seaward decrease in the production. The factors affecting and favouring the primary production of the Indian Seas is also presented. The annual production rates of west coast and east coast andpotential estimates of resources derivedfrom primary production is also discussed. The annual carbon production for the EEZ of India has been com^puted as 283 million tonnes and potential harvestable resources available in this region derived as 5.5 million tonnes, based on primary production. Future investigations on productivity through chlorophyll analysis arc also projected.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary production
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Primary Production
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 06:23
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26

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