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, Technical and Extension Series (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
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 07:39
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 09:29

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