Current Status of Crab Fishery in the Artisanal Sector along Gulf of Mannar and Palk bay Coasts

Rajamani, M and Palanichamy, A (2010) Current Status of Crab Fishery in the Artisanal Sector along Gulf of Mannar and Palk bay Coasts. In: Coastal Fishery Resources of India - Conservation and sustainable utilisation. Meenakumari, B and Boopendranath, M R and Edwin, Leela and Sankar, T V and Gopal, Nikita and Ninan, George,(eds.) Society of Fisheries Technologists, pp. 90-97.

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Abstract

Among the exploited crustacean fishery resources, portunid crabs constitute a significant proportion in the landings along both the east and west coasts of India. From 4% in 1966 the composition of crabs gradually increased and reached 12% in 2006 showing an upward trend from year to year (Rao et al., 1973; Manissery and Radhakrishnan, 2003). This steady increase in the landings of crabs is mainly attributed to the intensification of fishing operation using different types of modern gears and also due to the exploration of new fishing grounds in deeper waters targeting crabs in order to meet the ever increasing demand for the processed crab meats in the domestic as well as in the international markets.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Current Status; Crab Fishery; Artisanal Sector; Gulf of Mannar; Palk bay
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:8751
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:29 Oct 2011 16:00
Last Modified:29 Oct 2011 16:00

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