Observations on the Mackerel Fishery of the Netravati Estuary, West Coast, South India

George, P C and Dhulkhed, M H and Rao, V Ramamohana (1959) Observations on the Mackerel Fishery of the Netravati Estuary, West Coast, South India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 56 (1). pp. 32-38.

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Abstract

The present communication relates to observations on an unusual fishery of the Indian Mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier) in the Netravati estuary near Mangalore, lasting for about nine weeks from the latter half of January 1958. Normally the mackerel fishery is most active along the Konkan, Kanara, and Kerala coasts during the September-March period, and the catches comprise mostly immature forms ranging from 180-215 mm. in total length. There are no previous records of mackerel fishery of any appreciable extent from our estuaries, although Pradhan (1956) has recorded the fish entering the estuarine waters of the Kali River at Karwar,

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mackerel Fishery; Netravati Estuary; West Coast of South India
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:5996
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Nov 2010 16:47
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