Artificial reefs

Rajamani, M and Lazarus, S and Pillai, P P and Yohannan, T M (2000) Artificial reefs. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 669-676.


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    At Tuticorin and Minicoy observations were made on the experimental artificial reefs constructed by the Scientists of CMFRI during 1988-'92, whereas at Vizhinjam the artificial reefs constructed by the local artisanal fishermen were monitored by the Scientists of the Institute. Good congregation of fishes was observed in the vicinity of the artificial reefs at all the three Centers. In the experimental artificial reef constructed at Tuticorin, four distinct groups of fishes were recognized based on their mode of attraction towards the reef structures. At Vizhinjam, an increase in the landing offish was noticed in the commercial catches. At Minicoy, settlement of pearl oyster spat and growth of several species of seaweeds were recorded.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial reefs
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 06:34
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26

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