Sciaenid fishery off Visakhapatnam with some aspects of population dynamics of Johnius carutta (Bloch)

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sciaenid fishery; johnius carutta
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Sciaenids
Marine Fisheries > Population Dynamics
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:159
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 18:14
Last Modified:07 Jan 2014 11:42

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