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Indian Tuna catch falls by 50% within a year, while other fish landings rise

8 years ago | Written by Times of India

The marine fish catch in the Port City has been showing a paradoxical trend in recent years. While the catch of certain species of pelagic fish and prawns have increased considerably from 2.5 lakh tonnes five years ago to 3.4 lakh tonnes in 2014-15, the tuna landing has plummeted by 50 per cent within a year from 27,000 tonnes in 2014 to 14,000 tonnes in 2015! Fish migration is said to be the main reason for decrease in catch while innovative fishing technique is being attributed to higher landings of some species.

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New trawl design reduces unwanted catches

8 years ago | Written by

Preliminary fishing trials using a new design of prawn trawl developed to reduce unwanted by-catches of fish have produced encouraging results

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