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. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 426-467.


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    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-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 06:39
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/4278

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