Studies on the fishery of the penaeid prawn Metapenaeus affinis (Milne Edwards) Along the Mangalore coast

Ramamurthy, S and Kurup, N S (1975) Studies on the fishery of the penaeid prawn Metapenaeus affinis (Milne Edwards) Along the Mangalore coast. cmfrilibrary@gmail.com, 22 (1&2). pp. 243-254.

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Abstract

Tbe fishery anl certain features of the population structures of M. affiMs caught by the trawlers fran 1962 through 1971 are reported. The fishery was chiefly i^odal and was dominated by large size groups early in the season and smaller size groups later. The maximum number of broods entering the fishery was observed to be four. Age and growth studies indicated that tbe males attain a length of about 95, 140 and 160 mm and females, lOO, 143 and 170 mm at the end of one, two and three years, respectively. The miniminn size at first maturity for males was found tp be 116 mm. The average annual instantaneous fishing mwtality was found to be 3.76 for males and 2.50 for females between one and two year olds.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:prawn fishery; penaeid prawn; Metapenaeus affinis; Mangalore coast
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:1113
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:17 Jun 2010 15:21
Last Modified:17 Jun 2010 15:21

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