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dc.creatorThomas, J.V.
dc.creatorKurup, B.M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T10:33:06Z
dc.date.available2018-12-06T10:33:06Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifierna_2315.pdf
dc.identifier.citationNaga 27(3-4): 24-27
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/2025
dc.description.abstractBush park fishing / padal fishing is an indigenous fishing method widely employed in the Ashtamudi estuary of Kerala (south India). An artificial reef made from twigs and leaves of trees is planted in the shallow areas of the estuary. The aim is to harvest fish that find shelter in these structures for the purpose of feeding and breeding. Though the State Department of Fisheries has banned this method of fishing in the inland waters of Kerala, 400 padals are operating in this estuary. About 300 of them are anchored in the western parts of the estuary (west Kayal). Fish are harvested in the padals at monthly intervals almost round the year and this results in the destruction of a sizeable quantity of juveniles and sub-adults of the commercially important fishes, such as Pearl spot and mullets, from the estuary. These padals pose a major threat to the sustainability of the fishery resources of this estuary and, therefore, need to be phased out by providing alternative occupations for the fishermen who are dependant on the padals.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherWorldFish
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.sourceNAGA
dc.titlePadal fishing - a unique fishing method in the Ashtamudi Estuary of Kerala (south India)
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationThomas, J.V.; Kurup, B.M. (2004). Padal fishing - a unique fishing method in the Ashtamudi Estuary of Kerala (south India). Naga 27(3-4): 24-27
cg.coverage.countryIndia
cg.coverage.regionSouth Asia
cg.identifier.worldfish2315
cg.subject.agrovocfishing gear
cg.subject.worldfishaquatic resources
cg.contributor.affiliationCochin University of Science and Technology
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheries


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