Fishery of the swimming crab Portunus pelagicus Linnaeus from Palk bay and Gulf of Mannar

Ameer Hamsa, K M S (1978) Fishery of the swimming crab Portunus pelagicus Linnaeus from Palk bay and Gulf of Mannar. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 25 (1&2). pp. 229-232.

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Abstract

Fishery of Portunus pelagicus Linnaeus along the Palk Bay and Gulf Mannar is by a type of gill net locally known as nandu valai. They are also caught an large numbers in trawls operated by mechanised boats. The monthly catch p«r unit effort at the three major crab fishing centres Devipattiaraam, Vedalai and Mandapam is estimated for three years and Vedialal* is- found to be the most productive centre for crabs. Some information regarding the marketing, disposal, longevity of life outside seai water aid sound production are also given.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crab; Portunus pelagicus; Palk bay; Gulf of Mannar; fishery biology
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2010 10:43
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:08
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/765

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