Fish by-catch species from coastal small-scale shrimp trammel net fishery in the Aegean Sea (Izmir Bay, Turkey)


Akyol O.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, vol.24, no.3, pp.339-341, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2008.01066.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-341

Abstract

Fish by-catch from coastal small-scale shrimp trammel net fishery was estimated from fishery-dependent surveys in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea), Turkey, during the 2004 and 2005 fishing seasons. Sampling data were obtained from 170 observations onboard 18 commercial fishing vessels. Fifty-two species belonging to 31 families of fish, including cephalopods, constituted the by-catch. Diplodus annularis was the most abundant by-catch species followed by Loligo vulgaris > Sepia officinalis > Mullus barbatus > Boops boops > and Solea vulgaris. The estimated total ratio of fish by-catch to shrimp was 1 : 1.09 kg.