Study On Breeding and Nursery Grounds of Fishes in Netravathi - Gurupura Estuary

Authors(2) :-Murugan S, Usha Anandhi D

The breeding and nursery grounds of fishes in any estuary are highly crucial as most aquatic organisms dependent on these grounds for their breeding and early stages of development. Thus estuarine ecosystems are considered as the eco-sensitive and socio-economically important systems. The present study was conducted based on test harvest or random sampling method to know the status of present breeding sites in comparison to the interaction with local fishermen revealing the breeding locations of the last few decades. The results emphasise that the breeding and nursery grounds of fishes has drastically reduced in number and in few sites there are completely absent attributing to the increased anthropogenic activities and pollution. The outcome calls for frequent monitoring and reduction in anthropogenic disturbances in this area to bring back the ideal and natural breeding and nursery grounds which would improvise the productivity of aquatic food for the future generation.

Authors and Affiliations

Murugan S
Reproductive Physiology Unit, Department of Zoology, Bangalore University (Karnataka), India
Usha Anandhi D
Reproductive Physiology Unit, Department of Zoology, Bangalore University (Karnataka), India

Test Harvest, Fishermen, Anthropogenic, Pollution, Nursery Grounds.

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 190-195
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Murugan S, Usha Anandhi D, " Study On Breeding and Nursery Grounds of Fishes in Netravathi - Gurupura Estuary", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.190-195, March-April-2018.
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