Puffer fish menace in Kerala: a case of decline in predatory control in the southeastern Arabian Sea

Mohamed, K S and Sathianandan, T V and Kripa, V and Zacharia, P U (2013) Puffer fish menace in Kerala: a case of decline in predatory control in the southeastern Arabian Sea. Current Science, 104 (4). pp. 426-429.

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    Abstract

    Since 2006, fishermen in Kerala have been complaining about the extraordinary abundance of puffer fishes (Figure 1 a) in the Arabian Sea during the postmonsoon period and the extensive damage it causes to their nets and catch1,2. These fishes are able to cut through the nylon nets once they are caught causing extensive damage to the nets (Figure 1 b). Also, once within the nets they bite at random on other catch, particularly valuable squids and cuttlefishes (Figure 1 c and d), decreasing their commercial value.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Puffer fish menace; Kerala; predatory control; southeastern Arabian Sea
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries

    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment

    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries

    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 08:56
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9381

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