Southern California partyboat sampling study Quarterly Report no. 11

Crooke, Stephen J. (1978) Southern California partyboat sampling study Quarterly Report no. 11. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 78-15)

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Abstract

From January 1 through March 31, 1978, Departmental personnel sampled catches from 141 trips while aboard commercial passenger fishing vessels operating in southern California. A total of 25,339 fishes belonging to 88 species were identified and measured. Otoliths for age determination studies were removed from 247 rockfish carcasses representing 22 species. Additionally, nine long-range trips originating in San Diego and fishing in Mexican waters were sampled. A total of 1,518 fishes representing 24 species was identified and measured at dockside from these vessels. The 10 most commonly taken species during the quarter accounted for 68.1% of the southern California catch. The most frequently sampled species of bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis (21.1%); chilipepper, S. goodei (16.5%); Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus (8.7%); blue rockfish, Sebastes mystinus (6.0%); kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus ( 5.2%); vermilion rockfish, S. miniatus (3.7%); squarespot rockfish, S. hopkinsi (3.2%); greenspotted rockfish, S. chlorostictus (2.9%); olive rockfish, S. serranoides (2.8%); and white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus (2.6%). Samples gathered from long-range trips showed the top five species accounted for 83.8% of the fish sampled. The most frequently sampled species were wahoo, Acanthocybium solanderi (28.6%); yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares (23.7%); yellowtail, Seriola dorsalis (18.6%); leopard grouper, Mycteroperca rosacea (6.2%); and gulf grouper, M. jordani (3.8%). (55pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California partyboat sampling study Quarterly Report no. 11
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Crooke, Stephen J.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 78-15
Date: 1978
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: 56
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2007 18:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:39
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/56

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