Stock assessment of the oceanic skipjack, Katsuwonus pelamis in Minicoy, Lakshadweep

Sivadas, M and Pillai, P P and Ganga, U (2002) Stock assessment of the oceanic skipjack, Katsuwonus pelamis in Minicoy, Lakshadweep. In: Management of Scombroid Fisheries. Pillai, N G K and Menon, N G and Pillai, P P and Ganga, U,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 131-138.

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Abstract

The annual catch of skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis at Minicoy fluctuated between 721.21 and 1036.5 t during 1993-'98 with an average catch of 827.61 which constituted about 89 % of the total tunas landed by pole and line (live bait) fishery and troll line fishery. The growth parameters estimated for skipjack tuna were Loo= 92.6 cm and K= 0.98 (annual). Following VBGF this species is found to attain a length of 57.8,79.6, 87.7 and 90.8 cm during the I,II,III and IV years respectively.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Stock assessment; oceanic skipjack; Katsuwonus pelamis; Minicoy; Lakshadweep
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Stock Assesment
Pelagic Fisheries > Skipjack
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:4131
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:08 Sep 2010 21:44
Last Modified:08 Sep 2010 21:44

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