Population dynamics and exploitation of Metapenaeus affinis in Kuwaiti waters

Mohammed, H.M. (1995) Population dynamics and exploitation of Metapenaeus affinis in Kuwaiti waters. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 18(2), pp. 38-41.

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Abstract

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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Mohammed, H.M.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 18
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 38-41
Date: 1995
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Population dynamics; Exploitation; Catch/effort; Length; Frequency analysis; Recruitment; Kuwait; Metapenaeus affinis
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9363
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 08:47
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 08:47
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9363

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