A brief account of the topography and fishery potential on the south west coast of India

V.P. Oommen

Abstract



An exploratory survey was carried out between the latitudes 10 degrees N and 11 degrees N along the west coast of India. A general contour of the bottom of this region is given in the bathymetric charts. Fishery potential of this area has been indicated. Two new areas, viz. the Periyar Canyon and the Chettuva Bank were explored in this region. The catch potential and the hydrographical conditions of the Chettuva Bank have also been given. Another bank, termed as Honowar Bank has been observed off the Mysore Coast

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