OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRAWN FISHERY OF THE MANDAPAM AREA


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  • G Nandakumar Mandapam Regional Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mandapam Camp

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Trawling for prawns is carried out at night. The prawn fishery showed
annual fluctuations and the average annual prawn catch was estimrjted to be 309.12
tonnes forminig M.lWc of the trEwl landdngs. January to May was the peak
season for the fishery contributing 60.6% of the prawn catoh. The average catch
per unit for prawns was 27.12 kg. The fishery was chiefly supported by Pemteiis
semisulcatus (88.72%) rnd Metapenaeus affinis (11.28%).

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  • G Nandakumar, Mandapam Regional Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mandapam Camp
    Mandapam Regional Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute,
    Mandapam Camp

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Nandakumar, G. (2011). OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRAWN FISHERY OF THE MANDAPAM AREA. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27(1 & 2), 257-260. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJF/article/view/12003