Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 38 Issue 1&2

On the gillnet fishery of Penaeus indicus Milne Edwards along Tuticorin coast.

M. Rajamani and M. Manickaraja

The gill-net fishery of Penaeus indicus H. Milne Edwards along Tuticorin coast was seasonal extending for a period of five to eight months. During the period 1990 - '92 the estimated annual landing of this species ranged from 7.7 to 25.0 tonnes. Prawns in the size range of 118 to 143 mrn in total length dominated the fishery:Sexes were more or less equally distributed and the proportion of mature females formed a significant proportion from June to August.


Penaeus indicus, fishery, population gillnet

Date : 30-12-1996