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2009 (Vol. 1, Issue: 2)
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Fishery Potential of Commercially Important Crab Portuns sanguinolentus (Herbst) along Parangipettai Coast, South East Cost of India

N. John Samuel and P. Soundarapandian
Corresponding Author:  P. Soundarapandian 

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Vol. 1 , (2): Page No: 99-104
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2009 Sept., 10 2009 Sept., 22
Abstract:

Among the edible marine crustaceans of India, crabs ranks third by virtue of their importance as an esteemed gourmet and the value of fishery they support, while shrimps and lobsters occupy the first and second places respectively. Among the commercially important crabs, the genus Scylla ranks first followed by Portunus sp. (P. pelagicus and P. sanguinolentus). In the present investigation an attem pt has been made to study the fishery potential of commercially important portunid crab along Parangipettai coast. The data showed that P. sanguinolentus appears to breed round the year. The total landings along with the ovigerous female crabs, during the study period were estimated as 31,817 kg (31.8 tons) from February 2004 to December 2004 and 26,588.1 kg (26.58 tons) from May 2005 to January 2006. The shortage of four fishing months (from January 2005 to April 2005) during the study period was due to the heavy destruction caused by tsunami on 26th December 2004. The Killer waves caused heavy damages to coastal livelihood. Fisherman loss their craft and gear very particularly along Nagapattinam and Cuddalore districts of Tamil Nadu coast where the study area is located. The berried crabs were recorded round the year with two seasonal peaks from February 2004 to May 2004 and from August 2004 to December 2004 for the first year. How ever, during the second year from May 2005 to June 2005 and the second peak is from August 2005 to December 2005. The ovigerous female crab landings were recorded as 5,193.7 kg (5.19 tons) from February 2004 to December 2004 and 4,337.6 kg (4.33 tons) during the second year from May 2005 to January 2006.
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N. John Samuel and P. Soundarapandian, 2009. Fishery Potential of Commercially Important Crab Portuns sanguinolentus (Herbst) along Parangipettai Coast, South East Cost of India.  International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 1(2): Page No: 99-104.
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