Growth, mortality and stock assessment of two perches moontail bull's eye Priacanthus hamrur (PerciformeslPricanthidae) and thomycheek grouper Epinephelus diacanthus (Perciformes/Serranidae) from Bombay waters

Chakraborty, S K and Vidyasagar, Kuber (1996) Growth, mortality and stock assessment of two perches moontail bull's eye Priacanthus hamrur (PerciformeslPricanthidae) and thomycheek grouper Epinephelus diacanthus (Perciformes/Serranidae) from Bombay waters. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 25 . pp. 312-325.

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Abstract

Based on the data collected from 1989-n the growth, mortality and stock assessment of P. hamrur and E. diacanthus were calculated. The von Bertalanffy's growth functions worked out for P. hamrur were as follows Lro=360 mm, K=O.64 per year and that of E. diacanthus were Lro=494 mm and K=O.59 per year. Based on these calculations the growth of P. hamrur at the end of I-IV years works out to be as 171,260, 308 and 334 mm. The length attained by E. diacanthus at the end of I-IV years of its life works out to 223, 345, 414 and 451 mm respectively. The mortality coefficients - Z, M and F were worked out 2.24,1.13 and 1.11 for P. hamrur. The same for E. diacanthus was calculated as 1.74, 1.1 and 0.64 respectively. Stock assessment study shows that there is no decline in the catch at the present rate of explOitation. However, even if the efforts are trebled, the increase in the catch will not be proportionate and returns are not remunerative.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Growth; mortality; stock assessment; perch; moontail bull's eye; Priacanthus hamrur; thomycheek; grouper; Epinephelus diacanthus; Perciformes; Serranidae; Bombay
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Perch fishes
Marine Fisheries > Stock Assesment
Demersal Fishes > Groupers
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:7032
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Jan 2011 17:40
Last Modified:20 Jan 2011 17:40

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