Austroglossus pectoralis, Agulhas Sole

Munroe, T A and Weerts, S P and Nair, Rekha J (2020) Austroglossus pectoralis, Agulhas Sole. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. ISSN 2307-8235 (online)

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    Abstract

    This species is restricted to marine waters off southern Africa, from the Cape Peninsula, South Africa to Maputo Bay, Mozambique. In the early 1900s, this species drove the development of the coastal fishing fleet on Agulhas Bank. Historically, it was a major component of the inshore (< 110 m) trawler catch. The implementation of Total Allowable Catch management schemes for commercially exploited species, including the Agulhas Sole, led to the diversification of the inshore fleet and a decrease in directed fishing effort; as a result, this species has been considered a highly-valued bycatch species of mixedspecies trawl fisheries. Although it retains a high value, it is a relatively small component of the overall fishery and limited fishery-independent data are available. As a result, despite the body of work available, population trends are inconclusive. Between 1965 and 1990, catch rates (kg/hr) declined by almost 50% but annual catch and catch rates remained relatively stable between 1975 and 1995.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Austroglossus pectoralis ; Agulhas Sole
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 07:09
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 07:31
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14432

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