Production efficiency of two demersal finfishes in the trawling grounds off Veraval

Vivekanandan, E (2001) Production efficiency of two demersal finfishes in the trawling grounds off Veraval. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 48 (2). pp. 123-132.

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Abstract

The feeding rate of Nemipterus japonicus in the trawling grounds off Veraval decreased with advancing age from 5.8% body weight/day (age: 0.1-0.5 year) to 4.0% bw/d (3.0-3.5 y) with an average of 4.7% bw/d. The production efficiency was 0.06. i.e. 6% of the consumed food was converted for growth. The feeding rate of Saurida tumbil also decreased with advancing age from 10.8% bw/d (age: 0.2- 0.5y) to 7.8% bw/d (4.0-4.5 y) with an average of 9.1% bw/d. The production efficiency was 0.03. The annual food consumption of the exploited biomass (27131) of both the species was 60.923 t. The annual food consumption of the two species was almost equal to that of the total trawl landings at Veraval. indicating high predation mortality in the ecosystem.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: demersal fisheries;finfishes;Veraval
Subjects: Demersal Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 07:21
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/128

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