The "Choodai"

Sekharan, K V (1967) The "Choodai". In: Souvenir 20th Anniversary Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, 3 February 1967, Mandapam.


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The sardines, other than the oil sardine, though not so important as the latter nor as abundant, are of considerable local importance in that they are popular food fishes contributing to a seasonal fishery at some places along the east coast, especially the south «astern region. Due to their thin bodies and non-oily nature, they are conveniently and rapidly beach dried in large quantities and exported to interior places, in excess of local consumption in the fresh and cured states. Sordinella albella and S. jussieu are the two important species forming the fishery, others contributing only in a small measure to the fishery being S. sirm and S. c.lupeoides. In recent years (1960-1965) on an all India basis, these sardines which are together called "Choodai" in Tamil along the coast of Madras State, have contributed from 1.89 to 5.23 percent of the total marine fish catch.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Choodai; lesser sardine
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Clupeidae
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 10:20
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33

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