Study of mud banks of the Kerala coast a retrospect

Mathew, K J and Gopinathan, C P (2000) Study of mud banks of the Kerala coast a retrospect. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 117-189.


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The mud banks, an unique feature of the Kerala coast during the southwest monsoon where the surf ridden nearshore waters over restricted areas become highly adjacent due to certain physicochemical factors have been under investigation for more than a century. These areas play an important role in the socio-economics of the coastal fisher folk during the poverty stricken southwest monsoon period. Considering the importance of mud banks from the fishing point of view, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Cochin has been monitoring the phenomenon and carried out a multidisciplinary exclusive study during 1971-72, on the various physicochemical aspects in respect of origin, maintenance, shifting, dissipation, ecology and fisheries of the mud banks, especially that of Alleppey area. The study brought to light a good amount of new information on this curious phenomenon. The present article is a review of the studies conducted by the CMFRl.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mud banks; Kerala coast
Subjects: Aquaculture
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 08:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26

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