Ichthyofaunal diversity and fishery status of Sutrapada Coast, Gujarat, India

  • Santosh Kumar Singh Division of Marine and Freshwater Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390020, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4861-4242
  • Kangkan Jyoti Sarma Division of Fish and Fishery Biology, Department of Zoology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Science & Technology Meghalaya, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya-793101, India
  • Dhaval M. Bhatt Division of Marine and Freshwater Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390020, India
  • Pradeep C. Mankodi Division of Marine and Freshwater Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390020, India
Keywords: Diversity, Sutrapada, fish, species composition


Gujarat being a state having largest coastline and highest continental shelf in India represents diverse coastal habitats. Gujarat has vast potential of marine bioresources and offer considerable scope for marine fisheries. The ichthyofaunal diversity of Sutrapada, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat was investigated for a period of three years from June 2015 to June 2018 through the analysis of fish catch data of trawl fisheries and achieves of Fisheries Department, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CIFT-CMFRI), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and Commissioner Fisheries Office, Veraval. During this study period, 114 fish species belonging to 55 families and 93 genera were identified. The paper emphasizes the importance of further research on respective families for understanding of its distribution, ecology and conservation status.


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How to Cite
Singh, S. K., Sarma, K. J., Bhatt, D. M., & Mankodi, P. C. (2021). Ichthyofaunal diversity and fishery status of Sutrapada Coast, Gujarat, India. Journal of Fisheries, 9(2), 92204. https://doi.org/10.17017/j.fish.291