Handbook of Marine Prawns of India

Rao, G Sudhakara and Radhakrishnan, E V and Josileen, Jose (2013) Handbook of Marine Prawns of India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.



Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute realized the importance of crustaceans as an exportable resource and started concentrating on prawn fisheries research and development since 1960s. CMFRI conducted a 'Symposium on Crustacea' in collaboration with the Marine Biological Association of India (MBAI) in 1965 to get an idea on the existing information on the biology and fisheries of Crustaceans. The Institute also published 'Bulletin 14' entitled 'Prawn Fisheries of India' in 1969 which brought to light the complete information on taxonomy, biology and fisheries of the commercial species of prawns in general and penaeid prawns in particular. Since then many studies were conducted on various aspects of prawn fisheries during the last 40 years. The prawn landings increased from 62,767 t forming 9.2% of the total marine fish landings in 1961 to 4,60,028 t forming 12% of the marine fish landings in 2011. The sea food exports gradually increased from 15,732 t valued at Rs.3.92 crores in 1961-62 to 6,12,641 t valued at Rs.8363.53 crores by 2006-07 and to 8,13,091 t valued at Rs. 12,901.47 crores in 2010-2011. Frozen shrimp continued to be the major export item accounting for 51.35% of the total foreign exchange realizations during 2010-11.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Handbook; Marine Prawns; India
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:9353
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:16 Jul 2013 15:51
Last Modified:25 Sep 2013 12:47

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