Synopses of research on shrimps: 1. The common shrimp species of Sierra Leone's coastal waters: their distribution, abundance and size composition

Okera, W. and Chaytor, D.E.B. (1978) Synopses of research on shrimps: 1. The common shrimp species of Sierra Leone's coastal waters: their distribution, abundance and size composition. Bulletin of the Institute of Marine Biology & Oceanography, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, 3(1), pp. 34-40.

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Abstract

The authors present quantitative information on the shrimp resources of Sierra Leone waters. Four of the nine species present have been studied, of which Paenaeus duorarum notialis is dominant in the fishery. Synoptic surveys were undertaken in June 1977, and March 1978, to determine the abundance of the shrimp stock on the inshore shelf. The temperature-salinity-depth curves for the fishing ground show the existence of three water masses. The majority of fish caught were sciaenids, with some sparids also being taken. Detailed discussion of distribution and abundance of individual species of shrimp is given. The surveys have shown that the Banana Islands are the most productive shrimp grounds in the country, and the authors believe that they can support a viable shrimp industry for several years to come at present rates of exploitation

Item Type: Article
Title: Synopses of research on shrimps: 1. The common shrimp species of Sierra Leone's coastal waters: their distribution, abundance and size composition
Personal Creator/Author:
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Okera, W.
Chaytor, D.E.B.
Journal or Publication Title: Bulletin of the Institute of Marine Biology & Oceanography, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 34-40
Date: 1978
Issuing Agency: University of Sierra Leone Fourah Bay College Institute of Marine Biology & Oceanography
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sierra Leone; fishery surveys; exploratory fishing; stock assessment; Penaeidae
Subjects: Biology
Fisheries
Item ID: 4175
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 15:10
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:26
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4175

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