Benthic ecology of selected prawn culture fields and ponds near Cochin

Preetha, K (1994) Benthic ecology of selected prawn culture fields and ponds near Cochin. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Submitted to Cochin University of Science and Technology.


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In the recent past, world-wide fishing effort has increased and the resources must be approaching or must have already surpassed the maximum sustainable yield. In this context, aquaculture assumes a significant role as the next alternative to enhance food production. During the year 1993-94, export of marine products from India recorded an all time high of 239918 hit valued at Ks. 2252.80 crores, of which 60,000 t was contributed by prawns from lands under shrimp farming. The exploitation of this economically significant group has reached an optimum level in our waters. As a source of additional resource, aquaculture has been resorted to which has a long recorded history in India and has been traditionally practised in suitable low-lying areas.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Uncontrolled Keywords: Benthic ecology; prawn culture field; Cochin
Subjects: Theses
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 08:13
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:40

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