The Bramble shark Echinorhinus brucus (Bonnaterre) landed at Cochin

Nair, K V Somasekharan and Thulasidas, K (1984) The Bramble shark Echinorhinus brucus (Bonnaterre) landed at Cochin. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 60 . pp. 15-17.



Two female sharks having the diagnostic characters of Echinorhinus brucus (Bonnaterre) were caught by hooks and line fishermen southwest of Cochin about 60 km from the shore from depths of 120-160 metres. The bramble shark Echinorhinus brucus (Bonnaterre) usually occurs in the upper conitnental slope and the deeper neritic waters of the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. These deep water sharks were caught when the artisanal fishermen from Colachel were fishing with hooks and line in the hitherto under exploited fishing grounds in deeper waters.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fish landings; Echinorhinus brucus; Bramble shark; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Management
Aquaculture > Fisheries Management
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:4366
Deposited On:08 Sep 2010 17:48
Last Modified:08 Sep 2010 17:48

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