Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 37 Issue 1&2

The penaeid shrimp seed resources from some creeks of South Konkan region

V. P. Joshi, P. D. Redekar and P. C. Raje

A survey of juvenile panaeid prawn resources of eight creeks from South Konkan was undertaken during 1988-1991. The species wise composition and seasona of availability are dealt with in this account. It was observed that Penaeus merguiensis was the dominant juvenile prawn in the surveyed creeks. Juveniles of Metapenaeus affinis were also noted in sizeable quantity. The penaeid shrimp seeds were noted to be most abundant during the months of May and June. The Khar land bund construction in some of the creeks was noted to have adverse effect on shrimp juvenile availability

Date : 30-12-1995