Heavy landing of unicorn leatherjacket Aluterus monoceros by trawlers at Tuticorin Fishing Harbour of the Gulf of Mannar

Kanthan, K P and Zacharia, P U (2011) Heavy landing of unicorn leatherjacket Aluterus monoceros by trawlers at Tuticorin Fishing Harbour of the Gulf of Mannar. Marine Fisheries Information Service (209). pp. 5-6.

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Abstract

The redtoothed triggerfish (Odonus niger) of the family Balistidae is a reef associated species landed by trawl nets operated along the Karnataka coast. This species forms dense aggregations in inshore waters and were not targeted till recently due to their poor market demand. The triggerfish shoals are intentionally avoided by the trawlers and the incidental catches are either discarded or brought ashore when there is available deck space for storage. Such small quantities landed are auctioned along with the miscellaneous fish groups. Some interest was evinced on this species by the fish meal traders due to limited availability of raw materials during the year 2008.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Heavy landing; unicorn leatherjacket; Aluterus monoceros; trawlers; Tuticorin; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Divisions:CMFRI-Tuticorin
ID Code:9122
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Dec 2012 12:40
Last Modified:03 Dec 2012 12:40

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