Abstract

The study was conducted on the species composition and percentage contribution of sharks and rays from two landing centers (Fishery ghat, Chittagong and BFDC fish harbour, Cox’s Bazar) during 2011-2012 fiscal years. A total 10 species of sharks belonging to 3 families and 14 species of rays belonging to 8 families were recorded. Total landings of sharks and rays by weight were 382.67 MT of which 136.45 MT was sharks and 246.22 MT of rays. A total 479661number of sharks and rays were landed of which 449133 were sharks and 30528 were rays but contribution of sharks and rays were 35.66% and 64.34% respectively by weight. The highest landing was 70.94 MT in the month of October, 2011 and lowest landing was 6.05 MT in the month of January, 2012. The highest landing of shark species was Scoliodon laticaudus 84.52 MT (22.09%) and lowest was Carcharhinus sorrah 0.01MT and the maximum and minimum landing of rays species were Himantura uarnak 164.42MT (42.97%) and Aetobatus narinari 0.03% MT respectively.

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BIKRAM JIT, S, M .HASAN ALI, NRIPENDRA KUMAR SINGHA,MD. GAZIUR RAHMAN, MD. FUKHRUL ALAM, Roy. Sharks and Rays Fisheries of the Bay of Bengal at the Landing Centers of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], july 2014. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1189>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2022.