Problems and prospects of marine fisheries at Lakshadweep

Pillai, P P and Nasser, A K V and Gopakumar, G and Yohannan, T M and Koya, K P Said and Sivadas, M and Livingston, P (2001) Problems and prospects of marine fisheries at Lakshadweep. Geological Survey of India Special Publication (56). pp. 95-101.


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The Lakshadweep sea is estimated to have an annual fishery potential of about 90,000 tonnes while the present yield is only about 6000 tonnes. ' Endowed with vast lagoons and tuna-rich oceanic waters, I fishing is an important component of the economy of Lakshadweep. Tunas form 87% of the fishery and is caught mainly by the pole-and-line technique-:-This method involves locating the tuna shoals, then attracting by chumming with live bait and water spraying, and finally, catching the fish using poles and lines with barbless hooks .

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: marine fisheries; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Marine Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2011 03:41
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:50

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