Fishery and population dynamics of the sacred chank Turbinella pyrum (=Xancus pyrum Linnaeus, 1758) off Kayalpattinam in the Gulf of Mannar

Jagadis, I and Rao, G Syda and Joshi, K K and Kanthan, K P (2010) Fishery and population dynamics of the sacred chank Turbinella pyrum (=Xancus pyrum Linnaeus, 1758) off Kayalpattinam in the Gulf of Mannar. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 57 (3). pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

The fishery and population dynamics of the sacred chank, Turbinella pyrum exploited by bottom-set gillnet off Kayalpattinam, Gulf of Mannar were studied during 2004-2006. The size/weight range was between 80-290 mm / 60 to 1600 g. The age of the chanks was estimated to be 20+ years and it reaches 94/135, 154/453, 197/833 and 227 mm /1195 g in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of life. The length–weight relationship (L-W) of T. pyrum was W = 0.001728 * L (2.47087), length–maximum shell diameter (L-MSD) was W = 0.0011749 * MSD (2.851393). The VBGF parameters estimated are L∝ = 306.1 mm, K = 0.33 yr-1 and Wα = 2.5 kg. Estimated total mortality, natural mortality and the fishing mortality are 1.6913 yr-1, 0.45909 yr-1 and 1.2322 yr-1 respectively. From the estimates arrived at, the fishing pressure on chanks in the fishing ground is evident and about 30% reduction from the present effort of 5,943 units operated from Kayalpattinam is required to sustain the stock and return to the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) of 48.5 t.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Age and growth; Fishery; Length-weight relationship; Mortality; Turbinella pyrum; population dynamics; sacred chank; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:5894
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:30 Oct 2010 15:57
Last Modified:13 Feb 2012 13:26

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