Heavy landings of yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) by hooks and line off Chennai coast

Mohan, S and Rajapackiam, S and Vasu, R (2011) Heavy landings of yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) by hooks and line off Chennai coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service (208). p. 32.

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Abstract

Tunas are commercially important fish and widely but sparsely distributed throughout the oceans of the world, generally in tropical and temperate waters. They are grouped taxonomically in the family Scombridae, which includes about 50 species. The most important of these in commercial and recreational fisheries are yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) (Fig. 1), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), bluefin tuna (T. tonggol), frigate tuna (Auxis thazard) mackerel tuna (Euthynnus affinis) and striped bonito (T. orientalis). They are exploited mainly by hooks and line, mechanised gillnets and trawlnets in India.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Heavy landings; yellowfin tuna; Thunnus albacares; hooks and line fishery; Chennai coast
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:8901
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:13 Mar 2012 11:38
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 11:38

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