Thukri net is basically a bottom set drift net, widely operated for shrimp catching along the coastal waters of Sindh and Balochistan provinces, creeks of Indus delta, Sonmiani bay and nearby shallow coastal areas. The field investigation was done for two fishing seasons) from 15th August, 2008 to 15th April 2009, and from 15th August 2009 to 15th April 2010. The catch rate of shrimp varied from 0.50kg/net/day to 7.50kg/net/day.
Maximum catch 7.50kg/net/day was recorded in September 2008 and minimum 0.50kg/net/day in April 2009. The maximum catch of fishes (by-catches) was (3700kg/net/day) in September, 2008 and minimum was (12kg/net/day) in April, 2009. The average catch was 462.2kg/month and 4159.8kg/year in 2008-2009. The Thukri net catch of shrimp were about 779.40kg/boat/year and about 830kg/boat/year during 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 respectively and the finfishes were 4160kg/boat/year and 4779 kg/boat/year during the same period.
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