Environment and resources of seamounts in the North Pacific: Proceedings of a workshop, March 21-23, 1984, Shimizu, Japan

Uchida, Richard N. and Hayasi, Sigeiti and Boehlert, George W. (eds.) (1986) Environment and resources of seamounts in the North Pacific: Proceedings of a workshop, March 21-23, 1984, Shimizu, Japan. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 43)

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Abstract

The trawl fishery for pelagic annorhead, Pseuaopentaceros wheeleri(fonnerly referred to as Pentaceros richardsoni), and alfonsin, Beryx splendens, over the central North Pacific seamounts has a relatively short history. Before 1967, fishery scientists were generally unaware of the resources on seamounts; however, the discovery of commercial concentrations of pelagic armorhead on seamounts in the southern Emperor Seamounts by a Russian commercial trawler in November 1967 led to almost immediate exploitation of the species by the Soviets. Unconfinned reports indicated that the schools of pelagic annorhead on the seamounts averaged 30 m thick and catches averaged from 3 to 50 metric tons on 10-20 min hauls (Sakiura 1972). Japanese trawlers entered the fishery in 1969. To assist in the development of this tishery, Japanese research vessels conducted extensive surveys in 1972 on the distribution and potential for development ofthe pelagic armorhead and alfonsin resources. The results of their surveys to the central North Pacific and mid-Pacific seamounts showed that many had summits that were too deep for trawling. Those found suitable were concentrated in the southern Emperor-northern Hawaiian Ridge. (PDF file contains 113 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Environment and resources of seamounts in the North Pacific: Proceedings of a workshop, March 21-23, 1984, Shimizu, Japan
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Uchida, Richard N.
Hayasi, Sigeiti
Boehlert, George W.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 43
Date: 1986
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 2779
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 12:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:27
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2779

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