Southern California commercial passenger fishing vessel sampling study Quarterly Report no. 13: July 1 - September 30, 1978

Crooke, Stephen J. (1979) Southern California commercial passenger fishing vessel sampling study Quarterly Report no. 13: July 1 - September 30, 1978. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 79-15)

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Abstract

Between July 1 and September 30, 1978, Departmental personnel sampled catches during 185 trips aboard commercial passenger fishing vessels (partyboats) operating in southern California. A total of 35,984 fishes representing 98 species were identified and measured. Otoliths for age determination studies were removed from 285 rockfish carcasses representing 18 species. In addition, 10 long-range trips originating in San Diego and fishing in Mexican waters were sampled. A total of 957 fishes comprising 17 species were identified and measured at dockside from these vessels. The ten most commonly seen species during the quarter accounted for 83.5% of the southern California catch. The most frequently sampled species were Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus (26.5%); kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus (20.5%); bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis (8.2%); Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis (7.7%); barred sand bass, P. nebulifer (6.7%); olive rockfish, Sebastes serranoides (4.9%); white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus (2.9%); blue rockfish, S. mystinus (2.7%) ; chilipepper, S. goodei (1.8%); and albacore, Thunnus alalunga (1.7%). Data gathered from long-range vessels showed the top five species accounted for 92.6% of the fish sampled. The most frequently sampled species were yellowtail, Seriola dorsalis (61.5%); wahoo, Acanthocybium solanderi (11.7%); albacore (8.3%); yellowfin tuna, T. albacares (6.8%); and giant sea bass, Stereolepis gigas (4.4%). (59pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California commercial passenger fishing vessel sampling study Quarterly Report no. 13: July 1 - September 30, 1978
Personal Creator/Author:
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Crooke, Stephen J.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 79-15
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: 69
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2007 18:07
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:38
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/69

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