Fish and fisheries of the mudbanks

Regunathan, A and Mathew, K J and Rao, D S and Gopinathan, C P and Kurup, N S and Murty, A V S (1984) Fish and fisheries of the mudbanks. CMFRI Bulletin, 31 . pp. 60-71.

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The mudbanks attracted the attention of fishery scientists as they play a vital role in coastal fishing during the S. W. monsoon. Studies on the fishery associated with mudbanks were carried out from Quilon to Mangalore, particularly in the mudbanks of Purakkad and Nattika, where the fishery is more intense. The total catch and catch per unit effort for mudbank and non-mudbank areas were estimated and compared. Changing pattern of fishery, species composition and their relative abundance were studied. The present paper thus em bodies a detailed account on the much publicised 'mudbank fishery'—or Chakara fishery—and its magni tude and limitations. An attempt has also been made to project the socio-economics of the fishing com munity of these areas, along with the infra-structure and the impact of legislation in regard to mudbank fishery.

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Subjects:Marine Environment
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
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