Artificial reefs

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



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-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:4319
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 12:04
Last Modified:04 Oct 2010 12:04

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