Marine Prawn Production in Low Energy Fishing sector of Indian Coast - present trend and future prospects

Suseelan, C and Rajan, K N (1993) Marine Prawn Production in Low Energy Fishing sector of Indian Coast - present trend and future prospects. In: National Workshop on Low Energy Fishing, 8-9 August 1991, Cochin.

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During the 1985-89 period, prawn lanclings in low energy fishing sector amounted to an annual average of 82800 tonnes. This forms over 4O%of the total prawn lancliI1gs in the country. Fixed bag nets, seine nets and bottom-set gill nets operated from mechanised as well as non-mechanised country crafts are the major gear employed in this sector contributing to about 77% ,17% and 4% of the lancliI1g respectively. Statewise % contribution by various gear are detailed while bag net catches are predominantly constituted by less valuable species of non-penaeid prawns, the catches of seine nets and gill nets comprise . mainly of penaeidprawns that fetch better economic returns to the fishermen. Gill net catches are the most profitable ones as they are predominantly supported by prawns of the Penaeus group which carry high unit value.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine Prawn Production; Low Energy Fishing; Indian Coast
Subjects:Fishery Technology > Fishing
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:8681
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:19 Aug 2011 14:53
Last Modified:19 Aug 2011 14:53

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