Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 39 Issue 1&2

Exploitation of mud crab Scylla serrata (Foskal) fmm Korapuzha estuary, Kerala

P.T. Sarada

The hooks and line fishery for mud crab (Scylla serrata) in the Korapuzha estuary is described.The fishing season extends throughout the year with a peak during Deamber-June. The average annual catch for 1987-89 was 14.0 tonnes with a CPUE of 113 kg. The size ranged from 51-215 mm in females', and 46-195 mm in males with majority between 86-120 mm. The length-width and the width-weight relationship, L and K values, sex ratio, maturity and marketing aspects were studied.



Date : 30-12-1997