Length and Weight Relationships for 31 Species of Fishes Caught by Trawl Off the Arabian Sea Coast of Oman

Brett A. Human, Haithem Al-Busaidi

Abstract


Length and weight measurement for 31f ish species encountered in the Arabian Sea , o f f t h e Oma n Coast, were collected by demersal trawling during March 2007 and March 2008. A total of 3,261 specimens were measured for total length, or fork length, where appropriate, and green weight. Several commonly caught commercial species undergo onboard processing (dressing) prior to packaging, and dressed weight to green weight regressions and conversion factors were calculated for 12 of these species. The relationships obtained in this study were compared with those of other  studies for the same fish species. These data are fundamental to understanding the biological parameters of fishes, and can be applied to fisheries stock assessment and management models. 

Keywords


Demersal trawling, Arabian Sea, length-weight relationships.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jams.vol13iss0pp43-52

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