Catch, abundance and some aspects of biology of deep sea fish in the southeastern Arabian Sea

Feroz Khan, M and Zacharia, P U and Nandakumaran, K and Mohan, S and Arputharaj, M R and Nagaraja, D and Ramakrishnan, P (1996) Catch, abundance and some aspects of biology of deep sea fish in the southeastern Arabian Sea. In: Proceedings of the Second workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada, 15-17 February 1994, Kochi.


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The bottom trawls operated by FORV Sagar Sampada in the southeastern Arabian Sea revealed the existence of grounds with potentially rich unexploited deep sea finfish resources. Chlorophthalmus sp. formed the most dominant species with catch rates of 4.6 tonne/hr at lat. 8°56' N long. 73° 35' E and 4.2 tonne/hr at lat. 8°55' N, long. 73°35'E. Cubiceps rmtalensis with catch rates of 2.8 t forms the next important species. Maximum catch rate of deep sea fish was observed at depths ranging from 300 to 350 m. The other major exploitable species include Neopinnula orientalis, Pseneopsis cyanea, Chascanopsetta lugubris, Priacanthus hamrur and Chlorophthalmus bicomis. Information on some aspects of biology of fishes landed in fairly good quantity are also dealt with. Concentrations of deep sea fish resources are found in comparatively shallower depths in the northern latitudes whereas a wider distribution is seen in the southern latitudes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catch; abundance; biology; deep sea fish; southeastern Arabian Sea
Subjects: Fishery biology
Marine Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 08:26
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:31

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