Current Status of fisheries for tunas and tuna-like fishes in India

Somvanshi, V S and Pillai, N G K and John, M E (1998) Current Status of fisheries for tunas and tuna-like fishes in India. In: 7th Expert Consultation on Indian Ocean Tunas, 9-14 November, 1998, Victoria, Seychelles.


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The Indian tuna fishery comprises two distinct segments, the coastal fishery and the oceanic fishery. The main components of the coastal tuna fishery are the gillnet fishery around mainland India, in which different species of tunas and tunalike species occur, and the pole-and-line and troll line fisheries exploiting skipjack and young yellowfin tuna around the Lakshadweep Islands. The oceanic fishery uses exclusively longlines, targeting large deep-swimming yellowfin and bigeye tunas. The status of the coastal fishery was last reviewed by Pillai et al. (1995), and that of the oceanic fishery by Somvanshi and John (1995). The present paper gives an update of the national tuna fishery, both the coastal and oceanic segments, and its recent trends. All three groups of resources (tunas, billfishes and seerfishes) are covered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fisheries; tuna; tuna-like fishes; India
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Survey
Marine Fisheries
Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2011 05:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51

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