Environmental conditions off Mumbai with reference to Marine Fisheries

Singh, V V and Joseph, Leena and Sundaram, Sujit (2002) Environmental conditions off Mumbai with reference to Marine Fisheries. Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture , 2 (2). pp. 49-53.



The coastal waters of Mumbai indiscriminately receive tremendous input of untreated domestic wastewater and industrial effluents Continuous environmental monitoring of the coastal and marine areas off Mumbai for the period 1996-2001 showed spatial and temporal variations based on seasonal and tidal fluctuations. The W in the creeks frequently recorded nil values. particularly during low tide. Salinity was observed to be very low in the creek and nearshore areas during low tide and monsoon. The plankton and fishery showed a decline in their diversity and catch over the years. From the study area, 25 groups of zooplankton were recorded. Experimental fishing revealed the presence of 96 species of marine living resources representing seaweeds, corals, gorgonids, echinoderms, crustaceans, molluscs. pelagic & demersal fishes and other groups. Microbiological studies indicated fluctuations during premonsoon, monsoon and postmonsoon periods particularly in total coliforms, faecal coliforms and faecal streptococci that indicate faecal contamination.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental conditions; Mumbai; Marine Fisheries; aquatic environment
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6071
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:08 Nov 2010 10:25
Last Modified:14 Nov 2011 11:54

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