Possíveis relações entre a área de pesca, profundidade e tempo de imersão nas actividades da pesca com covos

Torres, R.A. (2003) Possíveis relações entre a área de pesca, profundidade e tempo de imersão nas actividades da pesca com covos. Boletim de Divulgação, Instituto de Investigação Pesqueira, Mozambique, 37, pp. 1-26.

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Abstract

A cruise aboard the vessel Cassiopeia was held from 14 to 22 November 2000. The objective to map the fishing areas, to study the variation of the catch, income, specific composition and length on wishbone Polysteganus coeruleopunctatus (cachucho) in relation to fishing areas, depth and immersion time of the fish pots. The total capture registered was 4.350,00 Kg for 1600 fish pots and 32 effectuated throws. The highest capture per throw was registered in the interval of depth between the 140 to 180 meters. Regarding the time of immersion, the better captures were obtained in the interval between 25 and 30 hours. The profits during this cross were for fish-trap (2, 71 kg), per throw 135,00 Kg and for immersion hour 6,07 kg. P. coeruleopunctatus (cachucho) was more abundant in number in Quissico, while in Zavora it was abundant in number and also in weight. Likewise, the cachucho was more abundant in number and weight in the captures of the fish pots submerged less than 24 hours, 100-140 meters depth. Cachucho catch under 100 meters depth was quite reduced (less than 1 %). The middle length of the cachucho captured during the cross was 275,7 mm. There were significant differences in the lengths of the cachucho accordingly to depth or fishing area. The smallest individual (fish) was captured by fish pots that were submerged more than 24 hours. The principal recommendations of the study refer to maintenance of the current fishing effort with regard to the number of fish pots, and explore the fishing areas on a rotating basis, to avoid the local effort, currently high.

Item Type: Article
Title: Possíveis relações entre a área de pesca, profundidade e tempo de imersão nas actividades da pesca com covos
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Torres, R.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Boletim de Divulgação, Instituto de Investigação Pesqueira, Mozambique
Volume: 37
Page Range: pp. 1-26
Date: March 2003
Issuing Agency: Instituto de Investigação Pesqueira, Mozambique
Additional Information: Specific composition in number and weight of the species captured in the studied area is available in 8 annexes to the document.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mozambique; Inhambane Bay: Polysteganus coeruleopunctatus; Southern African marine environment
Subjects: Fisheries
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Item ID: 7701
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 08:30
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 08:30
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/7701

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