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Researcher Durai, V.
Advisor Gopalakrishnan, P.
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Educational Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Publisher Fisheries College and Research Institute Tamil Nadu Fisheries University
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies ♦ Hunting, fishing & conservation
Subject Keyword Fisheries ♦ Analysis of Long Line Selectivity On The Lethrinid Fishery of Thoothukkudi Coast
Abstract A study on the selectivity and fishing pressure by six different hook sizes revealed the existence of notable selectivity by different hook sizes on six species of Lethrinus such as Lethrinus lentjan, L. mahsena, L. ramak, L. elongatus, L. conchyliatus and L. nebulosus. The peak fishing season of Lethrinus spp. in the long lines of Thoothukkudi coast was found to be from January to May. Fishermen of Thoothukkudi coast were found to use imported Mustad hooks of six different hook numbers. The use of correct type of baits such as lesser sardines and squid mantles following correct method of attachment were observed. The study revealed the dominance of L. lentjan in the fishery in the place of L. nebulosus reported by earlier workers during the period from 1985 to 1989 owing the use of multiple size hooks presently instead of hook No. 7 alone. Considering the hooking rate and length at first maturity, the optimum hook size for the commercial exploitation of L. lentjan, L. mahsena, L. ramak, L. elongatus, L. conchyliatus and L. nebulosus were found to be 11, 9, 10, 8, 8, and 7 respectively. The use of hook No. 12 may be discouraged in Thoothukkudi coast as it captured juveniles of all the six species studied. The study suggested to improve the design of the long line units of Thoothukkudi coast incorporating basic components such as sekiyama, swivel and snood wire in the branch lines.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Thesis
Owner Venkataramani, V.K. ♦ Neethiselvan, N.
Size (in Bytes) 1.46 MB
Page Count 65