Marine fishery resources of Kerala present status and scope for development

James, P S B R (1988) Marine fishery resources of Kerala present status and scope for development. Bulletin of the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, 7. pp. 19-28.


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The Western seaboards of most continents are known to have some of the world's highly productive fisheries. A significant element of these resources consists of clupeoid fishes with short food chains. We have the well known examples of the Peruvian anchoveta and the California sardine on the west coast of the Americas and the Pilchard on the south west coast of Africa. Kerala State, situated on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent (Lat. 08° 20' to 12°30') is also known for its fish wealth dominated by the oil sardine. The basic factor favouring the high productivity in all these areas is the phenomenon of upwelling and the production cycle triggered by this

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine fishery resource; Kerala
Subjects: Marine Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 05:34
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:44

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