An unusual bumber catch of white prawn, Penaeus indicus from Kovalam bay near Madras

Kathirvel, M and Selvaraj, V and Ramakrishnan, A and Palanichamy, S and Shahul Hameed, K and Poovannan, P and Bose, M (1985) An unusual bumber catch of white prawn, Penaeus indicus from Kovalam bay near Madras. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 65 . pp. 15-17.

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Abstract

In the history of the fishing village, namely, Kovalam (lat. 12°47'N long. 80°15'E), formerly known as Covelong, situated 35 km south of Madras City, heavy landings of the Indian white prawn, Penaeus indicus caught with gill net have occurred for the firsi time during 16th-20th December, 1984. Recent mark-recapture experiments on P. indicus have also established the fact that a longer migration of tagged white prawns took place from Cochin, (place of release) to Ovari - Manappad fishing villages on the southeast coast (Tinnaveli coast), covering a distance of 330-380 km in 68 to 103 days at a rate of 3.5 to 5.5 km/day. The southward migration of white prawns during the present study was in conjunction with the prevailing southerly current along the coast.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Penaeus indicus; catamarans; Metapenaeus dobsoni
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:4438
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Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 11:39
Last Modified:26 Dec 2013 12:47

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