Observations on the prawn fishery of the Mandapam area

Nandakumar, G (1980) Observations on the prawn fishery of the Mandapam area. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27 (1&2). pp. 257-260.

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    Abstract

    Trawling for prawns is carried out at night. The prawn fishery showed annual fluctuations and the average annual prawn catch was estimrjted to be 309.12 tonnes forminig M.lWc of the trEwl landdngs. January to May was the peak season for the fishery contributing 60.6% of the prawn catoh. The average catch per unit for prawns was 27.12 kg. The fishery was chiefly supported by Pemteiis semisulcatus (88.72%) rnd Metapenaeus affinis (11.28%).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: prawn fishery; Mandapam
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 09:44
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:08
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/639

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