Magnitude of lobster resources of India

Kagwade, P V and Manickaraja, M and Deshmukh, V D and Rajamani, M and Radhakrishnan, E V and Suresh, V and Kathirvel, M and Rao, G Sudhakara (1991) Magnitude of lobster resources of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 33 (1&2). pp. 150-158.


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Lobsters inhabit our tropical waters in different concentrations in some parts of our coasts. The average annual catch of lobsters during the 10 year period of 1975-84 was 1763 forming 0.82% among the crustaceans ano 0.12 % in the total marire fish landings. Of these 73.56 % was from Gujarat and Maharashtra and 19.45 % from Tamil Nadu. Of the 6 species of spiny lobsters recorded, only 3 of them ana one species of slipper lobster support the fishery of this country. The catches of Panulirus polyphagus and Thenus orientalis were substantial forming about 46.71% and 46.44% respectively. The catch of Panulirus homarus was poor contributing to only 5.89% while that of Panulirus ornatus was almost negligible, being 0.96%. The magnitude of the catch for P. homarus and P. ornatus is so small that they should not be exploited more than the existing rate from the present fishing grounds. Either new grounds have to be found or the population should be raised by culture practices to meet the demand of the market.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lobster
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 08:38
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:09

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