Das, Madhumita (2011) Largest goatfish, Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855) caught off Visakhapatnam. Marine Fisheries Information Service (209). p. 17.
Goatfish constitute an important demersal fishery resource landed at Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour. They formed 14.4% of the trawl landings of the harbour and comprised of Upeneus vittatus (57.0%), Upeneus sulphureus (24.6%), Upeneus moluccensis (18%) and Upeneus tragula (0.4%). Parupeneus heptacanthus and Parupeneus indicus occur rarely in the fishery. During 2005 - 2009, the annual goatfish catch of Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour was in the range of 2177 - 3463 t with an average catch of 2859 t. The annual average landings of U. moluccensis during 2005 -'09 was 515 t forming 18% of the total goatfish catch at the fishing harbour. They are mainly exploited by bottom trawlers along with marginal exploitation by both drift and bottom set gillnets.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Largest goatfish; Upeneus moluccensis; Visakhapatnam|
|Subjects:||Demersal Fishes > Goat Fishes|
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||30 Nov 2012 13:09|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2012 13:09|
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