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
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 07:39
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:53

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