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Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, ISSN: 2320-7027,Vol.: 22, Issue.: 4


Traditional Fish Traps and Indigenous Fishing Devices of North Malabar Region of Kerala


P. S. Swathilekshmi1*

1Socio-Economic Evaluation and Technology Transfer Division, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Post Box No 9, ICAR- Vizhinjam Research Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram- 692521, Kerala, India.

Article Information
(1) Adesoji Solomon Adedapo, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Nigeria.
(1) Serguei Aily Franco de Camargo, University Estacio de Sá, Brazil.
(2) Patricio Solimano, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Argentina.
(3) João Pedro Barreiros, University of the Azores, Portugal.
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The present study was carried out to document the various kinds of indigenous traps and fishing gears used in 20 river systems covering three districts of North Malabar region of Kerala. The use of indigenous traps such as box traps namely “Chemballi Koodu”, and other fishing gears and methods such as Komma, Njandu Kothhi, Challam and Chemeen Kori, their dimensions, fabrication and methods of operation are discussed in this study.

Keywords :

Indigenous; traps; fishing gears; river systems.

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DOI : 10.9734/AJAEES/2018/33240

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