Largest goatfish, Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855) caught off Visakhapatnam

Das, Madhumita (2011) Largest goatfish, Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855) caught off Visakhapatnam. Marine Fisheries Information Service (209). p. 17.

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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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Largest goatfish; Upeneus moluccensis; Visakhapatnam
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Goat Fishes
Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
ID Code:9134
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:30 Nov 2012 13:09
Last Modified:30 Nov 2012 13:09

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