Mortality rates and stock assessment of Metapenaeus monoceros along the Kakinada coast

Rao, G Sudhakara (1994) Mortality rates and stock assessment of Metapenaeus monoceros along the Kakinada coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 36 (1&2). pp. 1-18.



Instantaneous total mortality coeficent (q in Melapetweus mwt~lceros has k n estimated from the length-freqllency distribution estimated to annual catch for the years 1974-1977 for both males and females. The estimates of Z based on Heincke's method, &ve~on and Ifolt method and cohort analysis are c1ase.r to each other. The estimate& of Z by these melkds indicate a gradual in- in the values from 1974 to 1977 w m p d i n g to the increase in fishing effort. The stirnates of Z W w db y ~muiativec atch-curve and atchcurve methods are closer to each other and bigher than those obtained by the other three methds. Reasom for t k e varia tiom are discussed. 'he estimates of natural mortality -dent {M) by hhing's method and Pauty's method are closer to cacb other. Based on the values of Z obtainad by kverton and Holt mcrhod (4.364 for males and 3.664 for females) a d the values of M obtained by hhing's method (2.42 for mates a J 222 for females) fishing martality coefficient (F) is eatimatod as 1.944 €or males and 1.444 for femalts during the years 1974-77. St& assessment by 'Surplus-yield' model and yield-per-muit model as well as Baranov's cptch quation and cubart analysis indimte that the st& is fisW just at he optimum level of exploitation and any further inaease in e€fm will & the catch per Mur of trawling.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Metapenaeus monoceros
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Stock Assesment
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:684
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:31 May 2010 12:01
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