Trophic Model of the Coastal Fisheries Ecosystem of the Southwest Coast of India

Vivekanandan, E and Srinath, M and Pillai, V N and Immanuel, Sheela and Kurup, K N (2003) Trophic Model of the Coastal Fisheries Ecosystem of the Southwest Coast of India. Assessment, Management and Future Directions for Coastal Fisheries in Asian Countries (1705). pp. 281-298.

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Abstract

The Ecopath approach and software were used to construct a trophic model of the coastal fisheries ecosystem of the southwest (SW) coast of India. The model consisted of 11 ecological groups and used estimated landings from all areas along the southwest coast (based on the sample surveys conducted by Coastal Marine Fisheries Research Institute for the years 1994, 1995 and 1996). The trophic model suggests high catch levels, particularly for the large and medium predators, demersal feeders and detritivores. The biomass estimates in the trophic model were comparable to the biomass estimates from trawl surveys based on the swept area method for the southwest coast.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Trophic Model; Coastal Fisheries Ecosystem; Southwest Coast of India
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Trophic Modelling
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:8510
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 May 2011 13:55
Last Modified:23 May 2011 13:55

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