Observations on the seasonal prawn fishery of the Little Rann of Kutch during 1980

Rao, G Sudhakara (1983) Observations on the seasonal prawn fishery of the Little Rann of Kutch during 1980. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 30 (1). pp. 124-134.

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Abstract

The Little Rann of Kutch supports a lucrative seasonal prawn fishery, principally constituted by juveniles of Metapenaeus kutchensis, during the monsoon months. About 2770 fishermen are actively engaged in the fishery, with 307 boats and 1600 nets. The craft and gear operating the fishery are described. An estimated catch of 2311.5 tonnes of prawns was exploited during the 1980 season. Surbari is the biggest of the landing centres with an estimated catch of 688.7 t. Juveniles of 71-95 mm length formed the mainstay of the fishery.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:prawn fishery; Little Rann; Kutch
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:479
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:10 May 2010 12:34
Last Modified:10 May 2010 12:34

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