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Dolphin-assisted cast net fishery in the Ashtamudi Estuary, south-west coast of India

  title={Dolphin-assisted cast net fishery in the Ashtamudi Estuary, south-west coast of India},
  author={Appukuttannair Biju Kumar and R. Smrithy and Kumaran Sathasivam},
  journal={Indian Journal of Fisheries},
This paper documents the traditional cast net fishery prevailing in the Ashtamudi Estuary situated along the south-west coast of India, taking advantage of the behavioural patterns of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765). The feeding-related behaviours noted were sudden rush towards the prey with shuttling or speedy zigzagging backwards and forwards and fish-stunning by tossing them into the air. The artisanal fishermen cast their nets in front of the advancing dolphins… 
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