Species composition of trawler landings at Sassoon dock, Bombay, during 1971

Pillai, S Krishna (1982) Species composition of trawler landings at Sassoon dock, Bombay, during 1971. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 29 (1&2). pp. 94-100.

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Abstract

The estimated monthly catch at Sassoon Dock during January to December in 1971 fluctuated between 189.8 to 2076.2 tonnes, with an average of 995.6 tonnes, and formed 49.9%of the total catch. Best catches were during October and November. The Sciaenids and penaeid prawns together contributed 53.83% of the total catch. The Sciaenids dominated the catch from January to July and penaeid prawns, from September to December. In the quarterly catch-composition, sciaenids occupied first place in third and fourth quarters. Penaeid prawns and Sciaenids constituted 31% and 23% of the annual catch followed by Coilia dussumieri 9%, Palaemon temipes 9%, Elasmobranch 6%, Harpodon nehereus 3%, Polynemus spp. 2%, Lactaiiiis lactams 2%, Vpeneus spp. 2% and Nemipterus spp. 2%.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Species composition; Sassoon dock; Bombay
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:515
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:12 May 2010 16:02
Last Modified:12 May 2010 16:02

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