Unusual heavy landing of rays and skates at Tuticorin Fisheries Harbour

Zacharia, P U and Kanthan, K P (2010) Unusual heavy landing of rays and skates at Tuticorin Fisheries Harbour. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series, 205. pp. 13-15.

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    Abstract

    Tuticorin coast is known for the rich elasmobranch resources consisting of sharks, rays and skates. However, the landing of the resource was declining over the years. Elasmobranchs are mainly caught by trawlers, hooks and line and gillnets. At Tuticorin Fisheries Harbour (TFH), which is one of the major landing centre along the Gulf of Mannar (GOM) coast, the trawl fishery was excellent when fishing resumed on 30th May 2009 after the 45 day monsoon ban. On 15th of July 2009, unusual heavy landing of rays and skates was noticed (Fig. 1). The landing of rays and skates on this day alone was estimated as 33.3 t consisting of nine species of rays and four species of skates

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: landing; ray; skates; Tuticorin Fisheries Harbour
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Demersal Fishes > Ray fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries

    CMFRI-Tuticorin
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 08:57
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:49
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8454

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