Status of marine fishery environment research in India

Krishnakumar, P K and Vijayakumaran, K and Rajagopalan, M (2007) Status of marine fishery environment research in India. In: Status and Perspectives in Marine Fisheries Research in India. UNSPECIFIED,(ed.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 211-227. ISBN 81-901219 6-0

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Environmental factors play a major role in controlling the abundance and distribution of marine organisms. The field of fisheries oceanography can be said to have started in the 1870s when S. F. Baird, a fisheries biologist and the first US Fish Commissioner, recognized the important role of the environment in fluctuations of fish stocks. The development of multidisciplinary approach initiated in recent times linking physical, chemical, biological, geological and meteorological aspects has helped substantially to understand the important oceanic processes and utilise the resources in the best way possible. The parameters, which have direct relationship with growth, reproduction, abundance and distribution of marine organisms, are mainly temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, pollutants, water currents, transparency etc. All these parameters vary depending on the topography, latitude, seasons and prevailing atmospheric conditions.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:fishery environment
Subjects:Marine Environment
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:62
Deposited On:09 Mar 2010 18:14
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