Crooke, Stephen J.
Southern California commercial passenger fishing vessel sampling study Quarterly Report no. 14; October 1 - December 31, 1978.
Long Beach, CA,
California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region,
(Marine Resources Administrative Report, 79-17)
Between October 1 and December 31, 1978, Departmental personnel sampled catches during 132 trips aboard commercial passenger fishing vessels (partyboats) operating in southern California. A total of 25,571 fishes belonging to 87 species were identified and measured.
In addition, six long-range trips originating in San Diego and fishing in Mexican waters were sampled. A total of 1,225 fishes comprising 20 species was identified and measured at dockside from these vessels.
The 10 most commonly taken species during the quarter accounted for 76.3% of the southern California catch. The most frequently sampled species were bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis (24.7%); Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus (15.8%); chilipepper, Sebastes goodei (8.7%); kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus (7.4%); Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis (5.7%); olive rockfish, Sebastes serranoides (4.1%); blue rockfish, S. mystinus (4.0%); squarespot rockfish, S. hopkinsi (2.1%); greenspotted rockfish, S. chlorostictus (2.l%); and vermilion rockfish, S. miniatus (1.9%). Samples gathered from long-range trips showed the
top five species accounted for 90.4% of the fishes sampled. The most frequently sampled species were yellowtail, Seriola lalandi (28.8%); yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares (20.7%); wahoo, Acanthocybium
solanderi (16.2%); snowy grouper, Epinephelus niveatus (12.4%); and dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus (12.3%).
December marked the final month in which partyboats were sampled off southern California. (69pp.)
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||Southern California commercial passenger fishing vessel sampling study Quarterly Report no. 14; October 1 - December 31, 1978
|Crooke, Stephen J.|
||Marine Resources Administrative Report
||California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
|Place of Publication:
||Long Beach, CA
||California Department of Fish and Game
||13 Aug 2007 18:16
||29 Sep 2011 22:38
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