Exploited seerfish fishery resources of India - A review

Muthiah, C and Kasim, H M and Bhat, S Uma (2000) Exploited seerfish fishery resources of India - A review. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. Pillai, V N and Menon, N G,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 426-467.

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Abstract

Seerfishes forming 1.7 % of the total marine Jish catch of the country are considered as one of the high value resources Andhra Pradesh (14.3%) and Tami Nadu (11.5%) on the east coast and Gujarat (22.8%). Maharashtra (16.9%) and Kerala (16.1%) on the west coast are the principal contributors of seerfish. They are caught mainly in gillnet (65.12%) and hook & line (6.96%) from 25-50 m depth zone and. in trawl (11.47%) operated from beyond 50 m depth. Of the five species available in Indian waters, the fishery is sustained by the king seer Scomberomorus commerson and the spotted seer S.guttatus. The stock assessment studies on the king seer revealed that the present yield in different regions of the country are closer to MSY. However there is scope for stepping up production by extending fishing operations to the deeper waters beyond 50 m depth. The paper reviews their fishery, biology and stock characteristics in Indian waters.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:seerfish; fishery; resources
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries
Demersal Fishes > Seerfishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:4278
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 12:09
Last Modified:23 Jul 2014 11:38

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