Tuna fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India

Silas, E G (1985) Tuna fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India. CMFRI Bulletin, 36 . CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 1-216.

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The first four years of the present decade has seen a concerted effort on the part of the government as well as the fishing industry to consider tuna resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India and contiguous high seas as potentially important. The report by Silas and Pillai (1982) entitled * Resources of" tunas and related species and their fisheries in the Indian Ocean' has gone a long way in dispelling inhibitions and reservations in many quarters on the availability of tuna resources and the nee<i for developing a tuna harvesting strategy. Recent developments in purse seine fishing in some countries such as Seychelles have indicated the potentialities, but a depressing international market trend for tuna products is still stifling investment in this sector. One silverlining is that today at any fisheries conference or seminar in India, tuna is discussed as a potentially important resource. While for over two decades the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has tried to focus attention on this important resoiwce, the Institute itself has been pursuing with limited facilities, research programmes on tuna and tuna-like fishes. The research results embodied in this publication was initiated by me in 1976, as a major project programme at the Institute and gradually built up for critically examining the coastal species of tuna stocks, their biology and fisheries.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:tuna fishery
Subjects:CMFRI Bulletin
Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:7027
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:18 Jan 2011 13:36
Last Modified:18 Mar 2011 16:34

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