Unusual heavy landings of Bombayduck by trawlers at New Ferry Wharf, Mumbai during October-December

Waghmare, K B and Sundaram, Sujit and Sarang, J D (2004) Unusual heavy landings of Bombayduck by trawlers at New Ferry Wharf, Mumbai during October-December. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 182. pp. 17-18.


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Harpadon nehereus (Ham.) commonly known as 'Bombay duck' and locally called "Bombil" exercise a direct influence upon the livelihood of artisanal fishermen along the northwest coast of India . The major portion of the catch is landed in Satpati-Dahanu area of Maharashtra and Jaffrabad-Nawabunder area of Gujarat. The season for Bombayduck lasts from September to May, with the bulk of landings taking place during October December.Bombayduck is exploited by indigenous dol net, operated up to 40m depth.In Maharashtra the catch of Bombayduck over the last ten years has shown a declining trend. New Ferry Wharf is the only landing centre in Maharashtra where the catch of Bombayduck has gradually increased over the last five years.Bombayduck is not a target species for trawl, while returning after completing fishing activity, the trawlers fish in the dol net fishing grounds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bombayduck,landings,dolnet
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Bombay Duck
Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
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Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 12:16
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/4535

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