Status of Bombay duck Harpodon nehereus (Ham.) resource off Saurashtra coast

Khan, Mohammad Zafar and Kurup, K N and Lipton, A P (1992) Status of Bombay duck Harpodon nehereus (Ham.) resource off Saurashtra coast. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 39 (3&4). pp. 235-242.

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The Bombay duck Harpodon nehereus (Ham.)landings along the Saurashtra coast showed a declining trend with an average catch of 32 645 tomestyear during 1984-89. Basic food consisted of its own young ones, Acetes spp., Nematopalaemon tenuipes. The species breed throughout the year with peaks during December- January and June. The size at firstmtudtywas 232.5 mm.Individual fish spawned once a year and fecundity varied between 17 075 and 79 631. Average fecundity was 340 ovalg body weight. The growth parameters L_and K wereestimated.The fishing mofity coefficient (F)for the period was 1.009 while natural morWty was 1.535. The MSY was estimated as 34 668 at F, 1.1 19.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bombay duck; Harpodon nehereus; saurashtra coast
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Stock Assessment
Demersal Fishes > Bombay Duck
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:527
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