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. PhD thesis, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Submitted to Cochin University of Science and Technology.



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 (PhD)
Supervisor(s):Pillai, N G K
Uncontrolled Keywords:Benthic ecology; prawn culture field; Cochin
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:6739
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 13:43
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 12:14

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