Multiday ring seine fishing for tunas - A new initiative at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

Sivadas, M and Margaret Muthu Rathinam, A and Pradeep, S and Mohan, S and Vasu, R and Rudramurthy, N and Yousuf, K S S M and Joseph Xavier, V and Laxmilatha, P (2018) Multiday ring seine fishing for tunas - A new initiative at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (235). pp. 13-14. ISSN 0254-380 X


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The introduction of ring seine in Tamil Nadu was to target shoaling fishes like oil sardine. The volume of oil sardine landings in Tamil Nadu showed tremendous improvement after the use of this gear. Though Tamil Nadu government banned the operation of this gear in 2000, it is still active in certain parts of Tamil Nadu like Cuddalore which is the most important ring seine fishery centre. In Cuddalore, the mechanized ring seine fishery started in 2009. The units were bought from Kerala and hence the size of the boat and engine power, size of net and operation of the gear were similar to those used in Kerala. The normal operation of ring seine is within 30 to 50 m area and very close to the shore, The catch is brought to the landing centre in carrier boats on the same day. The oil sardine fishery in 2017 was a failure because of which the operation of ring seines was almost suspended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiday ring seine fishing; tuna; Cuddalore; Tamil Nadu
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Marine Fishing
Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Management
Aquaculture > Fisheries Management

Demersal Fishes > Tunas
Marine Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 06:51
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 06:51

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