Rajkumar, U and Rao, K Narayana and Kingsly, H Jose (2004) Sciaenid fishery off Visakhapatnam with some aspects of population dynamics of Johnius carutta (Bloch). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 51 (3). pp. 311-318.
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The average annual catch of sciaenids by small-mechanized units operated off Visakhapatnam was 465 t, which formed 5.76% of the total landings. Of the thirteen species of sciaenids landed, Johnius carutta and Nibea maculata dominated the fishery. The estimated asymptotic length (L∝) and growth constant (K-year) of J. carutta were 295 mm and 0.40, respectively. The size at first maturity was 154 mm and the spawning season was during March - May. The mortality rates Z, F and M were 3.02, 2.05 and 0.97 respectively. The exploitation rate of 0.68 indicated heavy exploitation of the species. The yield/ recruit curves showed that the exploitation rate could be brought down to E max (0.57) without affecting the catch.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||sciaenid fishery; johnius carutta|
|Subjects:||Demersal Fishes > Sciaenids|
Marine Fisheries > Population Dynamics
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Edwin Joseph|
|Deposited On:||15 Mar 2010 18:14|
|Last Modified:||12 Jul 2011 11:02|
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