Prawn grounds on the continental shelf fished by trawlers

Rao, K Virabhadra and Dorairaj, K (1969) Prawn grounds on the continental shelf fished by trawlers. In: CMFRI Bulletin No.14, Prawn fisheries of India. Jones, S,(ed.) CMFRI, Mandapam Camp, pp. 217-233.

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In the last two decades, the operations of large, medium and small trawlers of the Central and State Government organisations, the Indo-Norwegian Project and the commercial concerns have revealed good prawn grounds on the continental shelf of the coasts of India. Although most of the operations were carried out with trawls suitable for netting miscellaneous varieties of fishes, prawn catches obtained incidentally have given a fairly reliable picture of the distribution of the prawn grounds. In the following account the regional abundance of prawns is given on the basis of trawling operations carried out on the east and west coasts of India. The results are dealt below under four different divisions viz., 1. North-Western Division (Kutch to Goa), 2. South. Western Division (Karwar to Cape Comorin), 3. South-Eastern Division (Cape Comorin to Krishnapatnam) and 4. North-Eastern Division (Masulipatnam to Diamond Harbour).

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Prawn grounds; trawlers
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:601
Deposited On:24 May 2010 16:55
Last Modified:17 Oct 2011 10:57

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