Catfish resource in the Indian shelf waters

Menon, N G and Balachandran, K and Raje, S G and Zacharia, P U and Feroz Khan, M and Sastry, Y Appanna and Jayasankar, P (1996) Catfish resource in the Indian shelf waters. In: Second workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada, 15-17 February 1994, Kochi.


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At attempt is made to analyse the bottom trawl fishing data collected by 91 cmises of FORV Sagar Sampada (1985 - '91). The vessel trawled in 544 stations spread over both the coasts up to a depth of 100 m and catfishes appeared in 54 stations with catch 3 -2401 kg/hr. The dominant species occurred beyond 50 m depth belt was invariably Tachysurus thalassinus whereas shoaling species like T. tenuispinis and T.dussumieri are reported from grounds less than 50 m. The resource has better abundance in 51 -100 m depth belt along northwest and northeast region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catfish; Indian shelf waters; CMFRI; Kochi
Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Catfish
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 08:29
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:31

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