Whale shark landings in Uttar Kannada, Karnataka

Sreeram, Miriam Paul and Kakati, V S and Vaidya, N G and Dinesh, C K and Pai, S V (2011) Whale shark landings in Uttar Kannada, Karnataka. Marine Fisheries Information Service (208). pp. 12-13.



The whale shark, Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828, has a circumglobal distribution in tropical and warm temperate seas. Since May 2003 it has been included under Appendix II of CITES, making the trade of this species regulated. The status of this species has since then been upgraded from “Data deficient” in 1996 to “Vulnerable” in 2000 by the IUCN. Currently it is protected under Schedule I Part II of the Wildlife Protection Act of India, 1972.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Whale shark; landing; Uttar Kannada; Karnataka
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
ID Code:8886
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:17 Mar 2012 16:23
Last Modified:05 Jun 2012 13:17

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