Prawn fisheries of important brackishwater and estuarine systems in India

Manisseri, Mary K and Rao, G Sudhakara (2000) Prawn fisheries of important brackishwater and estuarine systems in India. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 499-510.


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Most of the penaeid prawns spend tlieir Juvenile phase in the shallow estuarine and bracklshwater regions, supporting rich fisheries in this ecosysterh. Penaeus monodon, P. indicus, Metapenaeus dobsoni, M. monoceros and M. brevlcornis are the dominant species contributing to the rich prawn fishery resources of this ecosystem. Both abiotic and biotic factors play a major role in determining the success of the fishery. Small country crafts and different types of bag nets, traps etc. are used for the exploitation of the Juvenile prawn resources. Salient features of the prawn fisheries of the major estuarine and backwater systems along both the east and west coasts of our country are presented here.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn fisheries; bracklshwater; estuarine systems
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:49
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26

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