Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 13 Issue 2

Crab fishery of the Pulicat Lake.

A.John Thomas

The flourishing fishery for the Green crab, Scylla serrata (Forskal) on the Pulicat Lake extending throughout the year but reaching its peak period during November-January is described. The indigenous method of dropping a coir rope with baits suspended from it, the scope of catches, marketing, socio-economic aspects of this fishery and its future are all described and discussed. Minor fishery for other species of crabs around this Lake is also included.

Date : 30-12-1971