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Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of India
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Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of India
Language:  English
Author:  A.D. Dholakia
Pub. Date:  2004-01 Weight:   kg ISBN:  8170353394
Format:  Hardcover Pages:  xxx+413pp; tables; figures
Subject:  Zoology > Ichthyology > Fishes of China
Series:   Size:  25 cm
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There is not a single book, which provides information on different fisheries of Gujarat and its Resources. In this book about 26 main commercial fisheries of Gujarat is given. In each chapter details like classification, identification, (Taxonomy), drawing and photograph of fish, food and feeding, sex, fecundity, maturity, spawning availability resources landings of more than 30 to 40 years, fishing season, craft and gear used for such fishery etc. are given. Details of important marine fauna like phytoplankton, zooplankton, corals, sponges, molluscans, sea turtles are given. Aquatic resources like aquatic weeds their commercial utilisation, whales. Mangroves with English and scientific names and identification is given. List of more than 300 marine fishes and 100 freshwater fishes with their scientific, English and local names and are given. List of rare, endangered, threatened and vulnerable species in Gujarat is provided. Details of fishing craft and gear, their classification their design with drawing and specification, classification of gear, different gear material etc. are included. Details of fishing harbours of India with their design, facilities, tidal ranges etc. is given. Details of fishing ground, potential resources are discussed. Latest technology for estimation of fisheries resources using satellite image is also discussed. Details of freshwater dams of Saurashtra with their water spread capacity is also given which may provide guidance to start freshwater culture. Details of different diseases occur in fishes, their symptoms, their preventive and curing methods with treating chemicals and drugs are given. Constraints and future of fisheries of India with special reference to Gujarat with the suggestion for improvement in Fishery Management are discussed. This well illustrated book will be highly useful to university students, scientist, culturist and to trade.

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