Southern California commercial passenger fishing vessel sampling study Quarterly Report no. 14; October 1 - December 31, 1978

Crooke, Stephen J. (1979) 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)

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Abstract

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.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California commercial passenger fishing vessel sampling study Quarterly Report no. 14; October 1 - December 31, 1978
Personal Creator/Author:
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Crooke, Stephen J.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 79-17
Date: 1979
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
Place of Publication: Long Beach, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 47
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2007 18:16
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:38
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/47

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