Stock assessment of pomfrets off west coast of India

Khan, Mohammad Zafar and Kumaran, M and Jayaprakash, A A and Scariah, K S and Deshmukh, V M and Dhulkhed, M H (1992) Stock assessment of pomfrets off west coast of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 39 (3&4). pp. 249-259.


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 Pomfrets contribute 36 501 tonnes to the annual marine fish landings in India. Pumpus argenteus and Formio niger are the prime species forming 65.0% and 34.0% respectively of the pomfret catch. Gujarat and Maharashtrashare 42.6% and 35 9%of P. argenteus and 33.3% and 22.8% of F.nigerexploited, respectively. Thegrowth parameters for P argentew off Maharashtra and Kamatakaand MSY off Maharashtra (9 55 1 tonnes) and Kamatah (374 tonnes) were estimated. The results indicated high fishing pressure to the extent of 40% off Kanratalra. Large-scale destruction of young ones by do1 nets at Bessein (Maharashtra) resulted in I recruitment overfishing as the catches came down to 565 tonnes (1991) from 5 612 tonnes (1984). The growthparameters for F niger for Kerala and KarnataLawere estimated.MSY estimates were 1 055 tonnes off Kerala and 1856 tonnes off Karnataka.The effon needs to be reduced by 60%off Kamataka.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pomfrets; west coast of India
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Stock Assessment
Demersal Fishes > Pomfrets
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
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Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 07:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:07

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