The mackerel

Pradhan, L B and Rao, K Virabhadra (1958) The mackerel. In: Fisheries of the west coast of India, 1 October 1958, Calicut.



Among the various marine food fishes which contribute largely to the commercial catches on our coasts, the Indian mackerel, Rastrelliger canagurta, holds the premier rank by virtue of the volume of its landings. The average annual mackerel catch for the eight-year period of 1950-57 is estimated at 62,415 metric tons, worth about a crore of rupees at the production centres. The mackerel fishery of India is even more important quantitatively than the fishery of the oil-sardine, Sardinella longiceps, the average landings of which are estimated at 47,583 metric tons over the same period. Rastrelliger spp. also contribute to fisheries of considerable magnitude in various other parts of the Indo-Pacific Area.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:mackerel
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
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