Arocha, Freddy (1989) Cephalopod Resources of Venezuela. Marine Fisheries Review, 51(2), pp. 47-51.
The cephalopod resources of Venezuela are reviewed, based on previous literature and observations from commercial catches. The history of the squid and octopus fishery in the major fishing grounds is presented along with information on the catches and seasonality. Squids are landed in Venezuela throughout the year, with a high in February when most of the catch consists of the arrow squid, Doryteuthis plei. Octopus, Octopus vulgaris, is abundant in the catches from June until October, with a peak in August-September. Methods of handling, processing, and marketing the cephalopod catch are discussed, and correctional guidelines are given. At present, the fishery is in disarray and there is an urgent need for study of Venezuela's commercial cephalopods.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Cephalopod Resources of Venezuela|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Marine Fisheries Review|
|Page Range: ||pp. 47-51|
|Issuing Agency: ||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Item ID: ||9944|
|Depositing User: ||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited: ||22 Aug 2012 15:41|
|Last Modified: ||22 Aug 2012 15:41|
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