Carangid resources of India

Nair, P N Radhakrishnan (2000) Carangid resources of India. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. CMFRI Kochi, Kochi, pp. 317-348.


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A review of the research work carried out so far on various aspects of the carangid resources has been made in this paper based mainly on the published contributions of Central Marine Fisheries research Institute. The fluctuations in the fishery since 1950 and its present status, in the light of the improved tackling devices and changed fishing patterns, have been analysed. A drastic increase in the landings was noticed since 1985 which was mainly due to the mechanization of the country crafts, the use of purse seine and ringseine, intensification of trawling and the introduction of multiday fishing. The studies on the food and feeding habits have revealed that almost all species of carangids are pelagic carnivores, feeding mainly on a variety of smaller crustaceans and fishes. The stock assessment studies conducted on certain commercially important species have shown that most of them are either optimally or under-exploited and hence there is scope for increasing the production without adverse effect on the sustainability of the stocks.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carangid resources; India
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries
Demersal Fishes > Carangids
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 07:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26

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