Unusual bumper catch of shrimps at Nochikuppam, near Chennai, east coast of India

Mohanraj, G and Thirumilu, P and Rajapackiam, S and Poovannan, P and Mohan, S and Srinivasan, G and Gomathy, S and Vasu, R and Ravindran, M (2011) Unusual bumper catch of shrimps at Nochikuppam, near Chennai, east coast of India. Marine Fisheries Information Service (208). pp. 26-27.

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Abstract

Sporadic occurrence of penaeid shrimps consisting exclusively of Fenneropenaeus indicus (Indian white shrimp–Vella eral/Por eral), F. merguiensis (banana shrimp – Vella eral/ Sunnambu eral), Penaeus semisulcatus (green tiger shrimp – Valayampoota era/motta eral/vari eral/ flower), Penacus monodon (giant tiger shrimp – Kotteral/Kathamba eral/kara) are usually recorded by indigenous gears like single-layer gillnet (Pannu valai) and three-layer trammel net (Disco valai/Mani valai). In these nets the shrimp catch rate vary from 2 to 5 kg/unit, while in the trawl net, shrimps form 10 to 15 % of the annual total fish along the Chennai coast. However, an unusual bumper catch of shrimps to a tune of 22.8 t was landed by trammel net at Nochikuppam Landing Centre near Chennai during 10th - 14th December.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Unusual bumper catch; shrimps; Nochikuppam; Chennai; east coast; India
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:8897
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:13 Mar 2012 11:39
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 11:39

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