Observations on the fecundity of Rhynchobatus djiddensis (Forskal, 1775)

Das, Thakur and Sundaram, Sujit and Khandagale, P A and Mhatre, V D (2011) Observations on the fecundity of Rhynchobatus djiddensis (Forskal, 1775). Fishing Chimes, 31 (8). pp. 28-29.


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    The resource is not targeted but is landed as a by-catch. However, when compared to 1960s and 1970s the landing of R. rijiddensis are very less indicating overfishing. As it is included as a Vulnerable (VU) one in the mCN Red list the fishes should be tlu'own back in to the sea, if alive, as a conservation measure. There is also a need to emphasise the need to conduct the detailed maturity and reproduction studies for better conservation practices. The observations in respect of the fecundity of this species in this contribution can be used as a baseline data for further studies on the reproductive biology of the fish which would help in formulating a conservation policy towards sustaining and conserving this species

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: fecundity; Rhynchobatus djiddensis
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Ray fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 11:20
    Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 08:26
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8810

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