Crooke, Stephen J.
Southern California partyboat sampling study Quarterly Report no. 10.
Long Beach, CA,
California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region,
(Marine Resources Administrative Report, 78-11)
Between October 1 and December 31, 1977, Departmental
personnel sampled catches during 166 trips aboard commercial
passenger fishing vessels operating in southern California.
A total of 27,468 fishes belonging to 101 species were
identified and measured. Otoliths for age determination
studies were removed from 263 rockfish carcasses representing 27 species. In addition, 37 long-range trips originating in San Diego and fishing in Mexican waters were sampled. A total of 7,204 fishes comprising 20 species was
identified and measured at dockside from these vessels.
The 10 most commonly taken species during the quarter
accounted for 74.3% of the southern California catch. The
most frequently sampled species were chilipepper, Sebastes
goodei (16.1%); Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus (15.4%) ; bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis (10.1%); kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus (7.8%); halfmoon, Medialuna californiensis (5.7%); olive rockfish, Sebastes serranoides (5.4%); blue rockfish, S. mystinus (4.4%); greenspotted rockfish, S. chlorostictus (3.4%); vermilion rockfish, S. miniatus (3.2%); and Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis (2.7%). Data gathered from long-range trips showed the top
five species accounted for 88.8% of the fish sampled. The most frequently sampled species were yellowtail, Seriola dorsalis (31.0%); yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares (23.7%); dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus (18.6%); wahoo, Acanthocybium solanderi (10.0%); and snowy grouper, Epinephelus niveatus (5.6%). (67pp.)
Monograph or Serial issue
||Southern California partyboat sampling study Quarterly Report no. 10
|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 18:06
||29 Sep 2011 22:37
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