Finfish resources around Andaman and Nicobar islands

Pillai, N G K and Menon, N G and Thiagarajan, R and Raju, A (1996) Finfish resources around Andaman and Nicobar islands. In: Proceedings of the Second workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada, 15-17 February 1994, Kochi.


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The average catch rate of finfishes obtained by FORV Sagar Sampada from the survey area in the Andaman Sea was 259 kg/hr and the yield ranged from 8.6 to 1260 kg/hr. Silver bellies was the most abundant component (37.5%) with a catch rate of 96.9 kg/hr. Carangids, elasmobranchs and perches accounted for 20.3%, 11.9% and 8.0% of the total catch and the corresponding catch rates were 52.5, 31.1 and 20.8 kg/hr respectively. The highest catch rate of 1260 kg/hr was recorded from 13°10'N - 92°37'E at a depth of 65m. The catch rate indicated that the depth zone 51-100 m is productive and yielded 84.7% of the total catch at a catch rate of 501.4 kg/hr. Although the pelagic trawl was operated at 38 stations, the catch realised was neghgible (0.83 kg/hr).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finfish resources; Andaman and Nicobar; Sagar Sampada
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Finfish
Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Resources
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 07:06
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:31

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