Fishery and biology of the oil sardine at Karwar

Annigeri, G G (1969) Fishery and biology of the oil sardine at Karwar. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 16 (1&2). pp. 35-50.


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The oil sardine fishery at Karwar showed erratic fluctuations during the years of study, from an annual landing figure of 4.41 tonnes in 1964-65 to 250.06 tonnes in 1967-68. The average, based on the earlier 14 years' catch worked out to 91.21 tonnes. The three length frequency modes at 135-140, 160-165 and 185-190 mm have been interpreted to correspond to I, II and III age groups. The fish attains maturity at about 140 mm and the spawning season lasts from July-August to November-December. This is also supported by the trend of change in 'K' values. A good fishery season seems related to the temperature range of 27-29.5°C, lower salinity and a low phosphate content in the water.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishery biology; oil sardine; Karwar
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Fishery biology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2010 09:53
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12

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