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Stock Analysis of Shrimp Scad (Alepes djedaba) Fishery from Northern Arabian Sea, Balochistan Coast, Pakistan

Stock Analysis of Shrimp Scad (Alepes djedaba) Fishery from Northern Arabian Sea, Balochistan Coast, Pakistan

Abdul Majeed1, Zhenlin Liang2, Lixin Zhu2, Chunli Liu2, Muhsan Ali Kalhoro1,* and Faisal Saeed1

1Faculty of Marine Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal, Pakistan
2Marine College, Shandong University, Weihai 264209, P.R. China
 
* Corresponding author: muhsanabbasi@yahoo.com

Fig. 1.

Pakistan coastline, divided in to Sindh and Balochistan, stars indicating the fish landing sites along Balochistan coast.

Fig. 2.

Length-frequency distribution data (n=1027) of A. djedaba from northern Arabian Sea, Balochistan coast, Pakistan.

Fig. 3.

Length-weight relationship of male (A), female (B) and combined sexes (C) of A. djedaba (Male) from Balochistan coast, Pakistan.

Fig. 4.

Length frequency distribution data fitted with growth curve to estimate the growth rate (at L∞ = 39.9 cm and K = 1.6 yr-1) of A. djedaba fishery from northern Arabian Sea, Balochistan, coast, Pakistan.

Fig. 5.

Total mortality (Z=5.31) calculated by length converted catch curve where 95% confidential interval (CI =4.77-5.84), black dots showing data selected for mortality estimation while yellow dots were excluded from estimation for A. djedaba fishery from Balochistan coast, Pakistan.

Fig. 6.

The exploitation rate was estimated using mortality parameter which showing the exploitation rate is E=0.593 from Balochistan coast, Pakistan.

Fig. 7.

Virtual population analysis indicates fishing pressure in which fish species range in length from 14 to 38 cm.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 54, Iss. 4, Pages 1501-2001

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