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.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Heavy landing; unicorn leatherjacket; Aluterus monoceros; trawlers; Tuticorin; Gulf of Mannar|
|Subjects:||Marine Fisheries > Fish landing|
|Depositing User:||Arun Surendran|
|Date Deposited:||03 Dec 2012 07:10|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:53|
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