The Seasonal Fishery for Penaeus indicus along the Southwest and Southeast Coasts of India

Manisseri, Mary K (1988) The Seasonal Fishery for Penaeus indicus along the Southwest and Southeast Coasts of India. The First Indian Fisheries Forum Proceedings . pp. 169-171.

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Abstract

Fishery for the prawn Penaeus indieus along the TrivandrumKanyakumari and Manappad coasts is seasonal, commencing by May-June and closing by October-November. Annual landing of the species ranged from 559 t to 1204 t during 1981-86. This rlShery commences by the onset of the southwest monsoon, and is cpnstituted by large-sized prawns (modes ]51-155 nun to 171-175 mm in males and 196-200 nun in fema1es). The high perceniage (48%) of maturing and mature praWfl.s indicates a breeding population contributing to the fishery. Occurrence of P. indicus population in sequence along the fishing centres of the southwest and southeast coasts suggests probable migration of the prawn from the fonner to the latter coast during the fishing season. This confirms the presently believed migratory behaviour of the species.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seasonal Fishery; Penaeus indicus; Southwest coast; Southeast Coast; India
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:7460
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 11:36
Last Modified:23 Feb 2011 11:36

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