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Maximum Sustainable Yield and Development Status of 24 Commercial Marine Fish Groups from Pakistani Waters

Maximum Sustainable Yield and Development Status of 24 Commercial Marine Fish Groups from Pakistani Waters

Kui Zhang1,2, Ping Geng1, Sher Khan Panhwar3, Khadim Hussain Memon4 and Zuozhi Chen1,2,*

1Key Laboratory of Open-Sea Fishery Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Guangzhou 510300, P.R. China
2Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory, Guangzhou 510300, P.R. China
3Fishery Biology Laboratory, Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan
4Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Mir’s 66020, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: zzchen2000@163.com

Fig. 1.

Statistical catch data for the marine fisheries and freshwater fisheries in Pakistan, from 1950 to 2015.

Fig. 2.

Model outputs for marine fisheries in Pakistani waters with r [0.6, 1.5].

Fig. 3.

Ratios of the catch in 2015 to the value of MSY, for 24 important commercial marine fish groups in Pakistani waters.

Fig. 4.

Statistical catch data and estimated values of MSY for fisheries for the groups threadfin breams, rays, anchovies and carangids in Pakistani waters.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 53, Iss. 1, Pages 1-400

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