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Bull trawl operation banned along Karnataka coast to reduce indiscriminate\ud exploitation of juvenile fishes

By Divya Viswambharan and K M Rajesh


Mangalore Fisheries Harbour is one of the major\ud marine fish landing centres of Karnataka,\ud contributing more than 40 % of the total marine\ud fish landed in the state. Bull trawling or pair trawling\ud is done along the coastal districts of Karnataka with\ud peak operations during the post-monsoon\ud (September to November) period. The pair trawls\ud target pelagic and semi-pelagic schooling fishes, like\ud carangids, scombroids, clupeids, pomfrets, squids,\ud etc. and the catch mainly consist of juveniles,\ud including those of high value fishes

Topics: Trawl Ban
Publisher: Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
Year: 2016
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