Migrations of yellowfin tuna tagged off the southern coast of Mexico in 1960 and 1969

Bayliff, William H. and Rothschild, Brian J. (1974) Migrations of yellowfin tuna tagged off the southern coast of Mexico in 1960 and 1969. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin, 16(1), pp. 1-64.

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ENGLISH: The map method, the Jones method, the variance-covariance method, and the Skellam method were used to study the migrations of tagged yellowfin tuna released off the southern coast of Mexico in 1960 and 1969. The first three methods are all useful, and each presents information which is complementary to that presented by the others. The Skellam method, as used in this report, is less useful. The movements of the tagged fish released in 1960 appeared to have been strongly directed, but this was probably caused principally by the distribution of the fishing effort. The effort was much more widely distributed in 1970, and the movements of the fish released in 1969 appeared to have been much less directed. The correlation coefficients derived from the variance-covariance method showed that it was not random, however. The small fish released in the Acapulco and 10°N-100°W areas in 1969 migrated to the Manzanillo area near the beginning of February 1970. The medium and large fish released in the same areas in the same year tended to migrate to the southeast throughout the first half of 1970, however. SPANISH: El método de mapas, el de Jones, el de la variancia-covariancia y el de Skellam fueron empleados para estudiar las migraciones del atún aleta amarilla marcado y liberado frente a la costa meridional de México en 1960 y 1969. Los tres primeros métodos son todos útiles, y cada uno presenta información que complementa la presentada por los otros. El método de Skellam, conforme se usa en este informe, es menos útil. Parece que los desplazamientos de los peces marcados y liberados en 1960 hubieran sido fuertemente orientados, pero ésto probablemente fue causado principalmente por la distribución del esfuerzo de pesca. El esfuerzo se distribuyó más extensamente en 1970, y parece que los desplazamientos de los peces liberados en 1969 fueran menos orientados. Los coeficientes de correlación derivados del método variancia-covariancia indicaron, sin embargo, que no eran aleatorios. Los peces pequeños liberados en las áreas de Acapulco y los 10°N-100°W en 1969 migraron al área de Manzanillo a principios de febrero 1970. Los peces medianos y grandes liberados en las mismas áreas en el mismo año tuvieron, sin embargo, la tendencia a desplazarse al sudeste durante el primer semestre de 1970. (PDF contains 64 pages.)

Item Type: Article
Title: Migrations of yellowfin tuna tagged off the southern coast of Mexico in 1960 and 1969
Personal Creator/Author:
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Bayliff, William H.
Rothschild, Brian J.
Journal or Publication Title: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin
Volume: 16
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-64
Date: 1974
Issuing Agency: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Additional Information: This article is bilingual and contains both Spanish and English translations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: migration; yellowfin tuna; tagging; Mexico; migraciones; atún aleta amarilla
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3054
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2010 12:27
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:59
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3054

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