Age and growth of the scad Decapterus dayi Wakiya

Sreenivasan, P V (1982) Age and growth of the scad Decapterus dayi Wakiya. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 29 (1&2). pp. 144-150.


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Decapteiiix dayi Wakiya attains a length of 150 mm in the first year and 184 mm by 19 months at Vizhinjam. Maximum growth of 30 mm and 20 mm was noticed during the first and second months, respectively. Though many broods enter into the fishery in the same year, those bom in April manifest strongly in the fishery than the earlier and later ones. The younger broods tend to catch up the older ones by faster growth and form a unimodal group at the size of 120-129 mm, and are found as a distinct unimodal size class then onwards. Adopting Walford's and Van Bfrtalanffy's equation to the data the various growtth parameters obtained were: L(x ~ 260 mm; t^ = - 0.50; k = 0.1858 and L, =20 mm. The observed and calculated values were found to be in close agreement. Fishery is dependent on the O-year class to the extent of 42.8% to 75.6%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Age and growth; scad; Decapterus dayi
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Pelagic Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 06:35
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:07

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