Gulf menhaden, Brevoortia patronus, Purse Seine Fishery, 1974-85, with a brief discussion of age and size composition of the landings

Smith, Joseph W. and Levi, Eldon J. and Vaughan, Douglas S. and Hall, Ethel A. (1987) Gulf menhaden, Brevoortia patronus, Purse Seine Fishery, 1974-85, with a brief discussion of age and size composition of the landings. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 60)

[img]
Preview
PDF (The document's language is English .) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (5Mb) | Preview
Official URL: http://spo.nwr.noaa.gov/tr60.pdf

Abstract

Routine biostatistical port sampling data and landings records collected from the gulf menhaden purse seine fishery between 1974 and 1985 are updated. During most of the period, a total of 11 menhaden reduction plants operated in Mississippi and Louisiana, and the number of vessels in the purse seine fleet varied from 71 to 82. Total annual landings ranged from 447,100 metric tons in 1977 to the record landings for the fishery of 982,800 metric tons in 1984. Age-I and -2 gulf menhaden annually comprised almost 96% of the landings. Estimated total numbers of menhaden landed varied from 4,510.5 million in 1975 to 11,154.9 million in 1985. Annual mean lengths and weights of sampled fish-at-age showed lillie variation. Nominal or observed fishing effort gradually increased through Ihe 1970s and 1980s, reaching 655,800 vessel-ton-weeks in 1983. (PDF file contains 14 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Gulf menhaden, Brevoortia patronus, Purse Seine Fishery, 1974-85, with a brief discussion of age and size composition of the landings
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Smith, Joseph W.
Levi, Eldon J.
Vaughan, Douglas S.
Hall, Ethel A.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 60
Date: 1987
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Management
Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 2761
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2009 21:57
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:25
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2761

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...