Accidental capture and landing of whale shark, Rhincodon typus (Smith, 1828) and tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier (Peron and Le Sueur, 1822) by trawlers at New Ferry Wharf, Mumbai

Das, Thakur and Sundaram, Sujit and Katkar, B N and Chavan, B B (2010) Accidental capture and landing of whale shark, Rhincodon typus (Smith, 1828) and tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier (Peron and Le Sueur, 1822) by trawlers at New Ferry Wharf, Mumbai. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series, 205 . pp. 17-19.

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Abstract

Rhincodon typus commonly known as whale shark is a pelagic species. Though whale shark is the largest fish, it mainly feeds on plankton. They are locally called as ‘dev mushi’ or ‘bhari’ in Maharashtra. Whale shark is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN Red List, 2000) and is also included in the Appendix II of CITES since 2003.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Accidental capture; landing; whale shark; Rhincodon typus; tiger shark; Galeocerdo cuvier
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:8452
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:11 May 2011 14:28
Last Modified:11 May 2011 14:28

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