Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9546


Ajay VS

Department of Fisheries Science, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Panangad, Kerala, India

  • Research Article   
    Design Characteristics and Specifications of Gill Net Operated Along the Lower Stretches of Vembanad Wetlands, Kerala, India
    Author(s): Ajay VS* and Amrutha Krishnan R

    Gill net (Locally called odakku vala) design variation, operational techniques, catch composition and selectivity analysis in Vembanad wetland, Kerala was examined between January 2020 to June 2021. Netting materials used for gill net construction in Vembanad Lake were monofilament, multifilament Nylon (polyamide). The Gill net length was 25-55 m with a hung depth of 2-3 m. Gill net was highly species specific and showed selectivity for shallow water species. Its durability ranged from 3.5 months to 2 years depending on the netting material and the environmental conditions where it is being operated. Gill net fishery is one of the main types of artisanal fishery practiced occupationally by the fishermen community of Kerala. The region so far is untouched with the introduction of mechanized fishing apart from small traditionalized improvements. The Gill .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9546.21.12.649

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