Cephalopod Resources of Venezuela

Arocha, Freddy (1989) Cephalopod Resources of Venezuela. Marine Fisheries Review, 51(2), pp. 47-51.

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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:
Arocha, Freddy
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 51
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 47-51
Date: 1989
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9944
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 13:41
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 13:41
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9944

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