On the large and mini Arribadas of the olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea at Gahirmatha, Orissa during the 1985 season

Silas, E G and Rajagopalan, M and Dan, S S and Fernando, A Bastian (1985) On the large and mini Arribadas of the olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea at Gahirmatha, Orissa during the 1985 season. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 64 . pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

While to some extent the time of occurrence of the first and second arribadas may be predictable within plus or minus a fortnight, the intensity and other aspects such as the extent of utilisation of beach areas; nesting during day time and so on differ greatly. observations on the 1985 first and second arribadas of the olive ridley at Gahirmatha, which when critically examined deviate in many aspects from observations made on the arribadas during the earlier two years. It is quite obvious that implementing the Wildlife (Protection) Act is still a problem. While efforts should not slacken, it is also appropriate to see whether a part of the 'doomed eggs' of the large arribadas could be collected for use as food. Management advise will be needed on this and decisions can be made in the field only on the basis of the intensity of an arribada. If this is feasible, and the beaches are well protected from poaching, a well regulated controlled harvesting of the 'doomed eggs' and marketing the same through only Government channel may be thought of.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Arribadas; olive ridley; Gahirmatha coast
Subjects:Marine Environment > Marine Benthos
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4413
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Deposited On:08 Sep 2010 17:04
Last Modified:08 Sep 2010 17:04

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