TURKISH DRIFTNET FISHERY FOR ALBACORE, THUNNUS ALALUNGA (ACTINOPTERYGII: PERCIFORMES: SCOMBRIDAE), AND INCIDENTAL CATCHES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN


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Akyol O. , Ceyhan T.

ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, vol.42, no.2, pp.131-135, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3750/aip2011.42.2.06
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-135
  • Keywords: albacore, Thunnus alalunga, driftnet fishery, incidental catch, CPUE, eastern Mediterranean

Abstract

Background. Fishing operations for albacore, Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788), are mainly carried out by pelagic longline in the Mediterranean, whereas driftnets are the main fishing gear for albacore catch in Turkey. The albacore driftnet fishery has been carried out since 2004 and about 40 vessels participated in this venture between May and July especially in the Gulf of Antalya. The aim of this study was to determine the Catch Per Unit of Effort (CPUE) and bycatch from the Turkish albacore fleet during the 2010-2011 fishing seasons.