Status of Large Pelagics fishery in Andhra Pradesh

Manas, H M and Satish Kumar, M and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Divipala, Indira and Roul, Subal Kumar and Rohit, Prathibha and Mini, K G and Abdussamad, E M (2020) Status of Large Pelagics fishery in Andhra Pradesh. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 245. pp. 13-17. ISSN ISSN 0254-380X

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    Large pelagics forms an important fishery along Andhra Pradesh coast, 26 species of large pelagics are caught in the state. This group accounts to an annual average of 9% of total states marine catches (2.5 lakh ton) since a decade and highest contribution of large pelagics to the total states landing was recorded in 2014 (12%). Tunas dominated the large pelagics landings, followed by seerfishes and barracuda. Gillnets are mainly employed to catch tunas, seer fishes, billfishes and queenfishes, trawls for barracudas and hook and line for Dolphinfish. Peak landing occurred during the December - March period. Among the large pelagics, seerfishes fetched the highest price in the market.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Large pelagics; Andhra Pradesh; fisheries
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Marine Fisheries
    Pelagic Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 10:07
    Last Modified: 15 Mar 2023 06:31

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