Fluctuation in the indian oil sardine fishery—an explanation

Sam Bennet, P (1973) Fluctuation in the indian oil sardine fishery—an explanation. In: Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, 1968, Mandapam Camp.


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Fluctuation in annual catch of the Indian oil sardine are related to the fluctuations in the strength of the new year-class recruited in the fishery. The strength of the recruit class does not seem to depend only on the strength of the spawning stock, but on the total stock. Thus an exceptionally strong recruit class may vitally affect the strength of the recruit class of subsequent years. An analysis of year-class composition of the commercial catch and a knowledge of the strength of the recruit class may help to predict the fishing success for subsequent one or two years. Intensive fishing of an unusually strong year-class rather than general restriction in fishery seems to be a solution for stabilizing the widely fluctuating fishery.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: indian oil sardine; fishery fluctuation
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2010 12:10
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2705

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