Van der Elst, R.P. and Fenessy, S. and Torres, R.G.A. and Cuco, C.A. (2003) Linefish resources annual report for the year 2000. Part 1: fisheries assessment. Boletim de Divulgação, Instituto de Investigação Pesqueira, Mozambique, 38, pp. 1-29.
This work reflects the activities of line and trap fishing in Southern Mozambique in 2000. The catch in line fishing has been estimated at 441 mt, according to the DNAP records. The same sources indicated that 1767 days were spent at sea and the estimated catch rate was 250 Kg per boaticlay. Most of the line fishing effort shifted away from Maputo and moved to Inhambane region. The monthly analysis of fishing vessels, stricter controls over catch and effort data submission, development of long-term research programme and the continuation of the on board sampling to improve the data collection are the recommendation for line fishing. The catch of trap vessels increases from 30mt in 1997 to 172 mt in 2000, during which the total number of traps increased from 25 to 300. During this time the number of fishing days has remained relatively constant, as well the soak time. These data sets are thus not compatible with each other, reflecting an increase in daily catch from 243 Kg to 791 kg. The species composition is mainly dominated by P. coeruleopunctatus, C. puniceus, C. nufar and E. andersoni.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Linefish resources annual report for the year 2000. Part 1: fisheries assessment|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Van der Elst, R.P.|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Boletim de Divulgação, Instituto de Investigação Pesqueira, Mozambique|
|Page Range: ||pp. 1-29|
|Date: ||April 2003|
|Issuing Agency: ||Instituto de Investigação Pesqueira, Mozambique|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Mozambique, Southern African marine environment; Polystaganus coeruleopunctatus; Chrysoblephus puniceus; Cheimerus nufar|
|Item ID: ||7703|
|Depositing User: ||Mr Luigi Baldassari|
|Date Deposited: ||02 Feb 2012 09:29|
|Last Modified: ||02 Feb 2012 09:29|
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