Psettodes erumei, Indian Halibut

Munroe, T A and Weerts, S P and Nair, Rekha J (2020) Psettodes erumei, Indian Halibut. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. ISSN 2307-8235 (online)

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    This relatively large flatfish is widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific. It is moderately- to heavilyexploited throughout the majority of its range, often indirectly through multi-species demersal trawl fisheries and gill-netting. Current population data are extremely limited. For example, landings data are not reported for this species in different parts of its geographic range where it is fished. Globally, reported landings have increased steadily since the mid-1970s. Regionally, declines or disappearances of this species have been reported (e.g., in the Gulf of Thailand and Persian Gulf). In India, reported landings have increased recently, following a period of decline and stability; however, recent increases have been in conjunction with increasing fishing effort, rendering it difficult to interpret any changes in population. At this time, quantitative data required to determine population trends are not available and therefore this species is listed as Data Deficient. However, this species has various characteristics that increase its susceptibility to population declines resulting from high fishing pressure, including large size and late maturity. Research is urgently needed to determine the population status of this species in the face of likely continued increases in fishing pressure. Furthermore, given the presumed susceptibility of this species to declines as a result of heavy fishing pressure, monitoring and evaluation that would lead to fisheries management are recommended.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Psettodes erumei; Pleuronectes erumei; Indian Halibut
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 06:57
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 06:57

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