Demersal Fish Assemblages of the Southwest Coast of India

Srinath, M and Pillai, V N and Vivekanandan, E and Kurup, K N (2003) Demersal Fish Assemblages of the Southwest Coast of India. Assessment, Management and Future Directions for Coastal Fisheries in Asian Countries (1705). pp. 163-186.

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Abstract

Demersal surveys from the southwest coast of India were analyzed to determine the general pattern of distribution of demersal species assemblages in the area. Season¬ality is pronounced, indicating three major periods, pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon. Each of the periods is characterized by different oceanographic circulation patterns that mainly determine the pattern of distribution of species assemblages. Spatial analysis confirmed that the Wadge Bank has the highest po¬tential for producing good quality fish. Region-wise analysis of data indicated that maximum effort and highest landings are from the known grounds along the south¬west coast, although certain northern areas were also found to be fairly productive

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Demersal Fish Assemblage; Southwest Coast of India; Demersal Fish
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:8509
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 May 2011 13:55
Last Modified:23 May 2011 13:55

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