ANALYSIS OF MINERAL COMPOSITION IN BYCATCH SPECIES FROM VISAKHAPATNAM FISHING HARBOUR

T. Sasikala, C. Manjulatha, D.V. S.N. Raju

Abstract


Three species of fishes (Trichiurus lepturus,,Upeneus vittatus and Leiognathus equulus) from bycatch were studied for their mineral compositions which were collected monthly from Visakhapatnam fishing harbour during August 2014 to July ‘16. Phosphorus, calcium, sodium, potassium and iron were analyzed quantitatively by atomic absorption spectrophotometer method. The result has been explained in relation to importance of minerals found in edible bycatch and their utilization as poultry feed and other useful byproducts.

Keywords


bycatch, minerals, Visakhapatnam fishing harbour, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron.

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