Distribution and abundance of elasmobranchs in the Indian EEZ

Mathew, Grace and Devadoss, P and Vivekanandan, E and Feroz Khan, M and Zacharia, P U (1996) Distribution and abundance of elasmobranchs in the Indian EEZ. In: Second workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada, 15-17 February 1994, Kochi.

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Abstract

Elasmobranchs were present in 100 trawling stations of depth up to 170 m, along the Indian EEZ, where the FORV Sagar Sampada carried out fishing operations during her first hundred cruises. Abundance and distribution of sharks, skates and rays in the different latitudinal zones are discussed. The catchable potential of this resource up to the 50 m depth zone has been estimated as 64934 tonne. Elasmobranchs being on exploitable resource, the potential yield beyond 50 m in the EEZ is estimated as 88985 m tonne. Though the maximum catch was obtained from the southwest area, the maximum c.p.u of elasmobranchs was observed to be along the northwest region.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Distribution and abundance; elasmobranchs; Indian EEZ
Subjects:Elasmobranch Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:5159
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 14:03
Last Modified:20 May 2011 13:41

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