Mohammed, H.M. (1995) Population dynamics and exploitation of Metapenaeus affinis in Kuwaiti waters. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 18(2), pp. 38-41.
Length-frequency data of Metapenaeus affinis collected from the trawl catches of R/V Bahith in Kuwaiti waters from 1985 to 1989 were combined with estimates of monthly total catch by the commercial and small-scale fleets operating in Kuwait, and analyzed using the Compleat ELEFAN software package. A major recruitment pulse of M. affinis occurs in spring and a minor one in autumn. Optimum relative yield per recruit (Y'/R) is obtained with the length-at-first capture (L sub(c)) of 24.4 cm CL for females and < 17.6 m CL for males. Virtual population analysis results indicated that the biomasses have decreased during the last three-year period for which data were available.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Population dynamics and exploitation of Metapenaeus affinis in Kuwaiti waters|
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|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 38-41|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Population dynamics; Exploitation; Catch/effort; Length; Frequency analysis; Recruitment; Kuwait; Metapenaeus affinis|
|Item ID: ||9363|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||23 Oct 2012 10:47|
|Last Modified: ||23 Oct 2012 10:47|
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