Monsoon fishery and mud banks of Kerala coast

Regunathan, A and Mathew, K J and Kurup, N S and Murty, A V S (1981) Monsoon fishery and mud banks of Kerala coast. CMFRI Bulleltin, 30A . pp. 37-41.

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The south-west monsoon period is generally an offseason for the fisherfolk who use non- mechanised fishing crafts along the west coast of India, on account of the extremely rough con ditions of the sea. However, in some parts of Kerala, areas adjoining the coast become oc casionally very calm due to the formation of mud banks while other coastal areas are highly surf ridden. The calm areas formed near to the shore are of varying extent, from aboutlOkm2 to 25km2 and provide safe harbourage to the non-mech anised crafts when fishing in other regions is almost impossible. Launching and landing of vessels are easy at the mud bank areas-

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:mud banks; kerala coast
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Forecast
Marine Fisheries
Marine Fisheries > Climate Change
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:724
Deposited On:31 May 2010 17:47
Last Modified:21 Jun 2014 15:42

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