Heavy landing of Parapenaeopsis stylifera (M. Edw.) at Bombay during post-monsoon 1984

Ramamurthy, S and Mestry, A Y (1985) Heavy landing of Parapenaeopsis stylifera (M. Edw.) at Bombay during post-monsoon 1984. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 65 . p. 18.

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Abstract

New Ferry Wharf is a major fish landing centre in Greater Bombay where fishing activity generally resumes in September after a period of lull during the southwest monsoon. This centre accounted for an annual (July-June) average of 7,530 tonnes of penaeid prawns of which Parapenaeopsis stylifera constituted 59.6%. The size (total length) of P. stylifera ranged from 58 to 103 mm for males and from 63 to 118 mm for females with the modal size at 83 mm and 103 mm for the respective sexes. The incidence of such huge catch all along the coast at about the same time was probably triggered by some oceanographic factors such as large scale upwelling of oxygen minimum layer which might have pushed the stock towards the shore.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Parapenaeopsis stylifera; penaeid prawns
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Mumbai
ID Code:4439
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Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 11:36
Last Modified:21 Jul 2014 15:10

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