Exploited resources of major perches in India

Mathew, Grace and Nammalwar, P and Chakraborty, S K and Livingston, P and Philipose, K K and Ameer Hamsa, K M S (2000) Exploited resources of major perches in India. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. Pillai, V N and Menon, N G,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 636-655.



The present paper reviews the studies on the exploited resources of mqjor perches from, the Indian seas. Major perches consist of fairly large sized fishes belonging to families Serranidae, Lutjanidae and Lethrinidae, popularly known as rock cods,snappers and pigface breams respectively. They form 17% of the total perch catch. The average annual production of major perches in the country during 1990-98 is estimated as 23,800t. The highest landing of major perches is from the state ofTamilnadu (49.5%), followed by Kerala (19.74%). They inhabit the rocky and coralline grounds of/" the south west and south east coasts and the Wadge Bank and also in the rocky grounds off Gujarat and Maharashtra . Along the south west and south east coasts, the peak fishing season is from December to April. This resource could be exploited more efficiently by hooks and lines as well as the traps rather than trawl nets, as the grounds are often not trawlable.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:perches; India
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Perch fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:4309
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 11:11
Last Modified:04 Oct 2010 11:11

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