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.



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-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:8454
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:11 May 2011 14:27
Last Modified:26 Dec 2013 12:18

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