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Heavy landing of barred seer fish Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepede, 1800) at Visakhapatnam fishing harbour, Andhra Pradesh

By M Satish Kumar, V Uma Mahesh, M V Hanumantha Rao, Shubhadeep Ghosh and G Maheswarudu


Heavy catches of barred seer fish, Scomberomorus commerson was observed at Chintapalli fishing village, 67 km north of Visakhapatnam on the night of 24-01-2013. The fish were caught by motorized crafts operated at depth of 50-60 m by hook and lines using sardines as bait. The total landing estimated on that day was 1200 kg. The length of the fish ranged from 85 - 153 cm FL and weight from 7.4 - 28 kg. Landings were brought to Visakhapatnam fishing harbour and being a high valued fish, fetched a price of ` 410/kg

Topics: Fish landing
Publisher: 'Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi'
Year: 2013
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