Skate fishery and some biological aspects of five species of skates off Mumbai

Raje, S G (2006) Skate fishery and some biological aspects of five species of skates off Mumbai. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 53 (4). pp. 431-439.

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Abstract

Skate landings as bycatch of trawlers at Mumbai declined from 1204.4 t in 1989 to 194.6 t in 2003, with an average annual landing of 334.8 t, at a catch rate of 248 kg/hr. The fishing pressure has reached optimum level, which is evidenced by a decline in catch and catch rate of skate population. Rhynchobatus djiddensis (93.2%) was the most dominant species, which landed throughout the year. Infomations on the biology of five species Rhynchobatus djiddensis, Rhina ancylostoma, Rhinobatus granulatus, Rhinobatus obtusus and Rhinobatus annandalei are presented.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Skate fishery; Fish biology; skates; Mumbai
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:6272
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:12 Nov 2010 11:36
Last Modified:12 Nov 2010 12:10

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