The Ribbon Fishes

James, P S B R (1967) The Ribbon Fishes. In: Souvenir 20th Anniversary Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, 3 February 1967, Mandapam.


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The ribbon-fishes, also called the hair tails or cutlass fishes elsewhere, occupy an important place among the food fishes of India. They are abundant and cheap and as such are also preferred by poor people. Large fishes are consumed fresh and transported to the interior markets but the smaller ones in excess of the local requirements are usually sun dried on the beach. Their non-fatty nature and ribbon-like bodies make them suitable for rapid preservation by sun drying. Thus, during times of glut, large quantities of the cured fish become available which ultimately find their way to interior markets at reasonably low price.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ribbon Fishes
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Ribbon Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 10:21
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33

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