Fishery of goatfish at Visakhapatnam with some information on the biology of Upeneus vittatus (Forsskal)

Ameer Hamsa, K M S and Rao, K Narayana (1997) Fishery of goatfish at Visakhapatnam with some information on the biology of Upeneus vittatus (Forsskal). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 44 (3). pp. 301-304.

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Abstract

The goatfish fishery at Visakhapatnam by small mechanised trawlers during 1994-'96 is presented. During the period the goat fishes formed 4.5 % of the total fish catch landed by the small mechanised trawlers. The fishery was sustained by Upeneus vittatus (65.1 %), U. sulphureus (26.5 %) and U. moluccensis (8.3 %). Upeneus vittatus feeds mainly on prawn, crab and Squilla spp. The females were observed in the maturity stages I - IV and the matured females were recorded in February, March, May and August. The length-weight relationship of U. vittatus is also described.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fishery; goatfish; Fishery biology; Upeneus vittatus; Visakhapatnam
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:217
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:18 Mar 2010 15:12
Last Modified:18 Mar 2010 15:12

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