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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    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-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 08:33
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:31
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5159

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