Determining the growth and mortality parameters of longtail tuna Thunnus tonggol Bleeker, 1851 using length frequency data in coastal waters of the northern Persian Gulf and Oman Sea, IranReport as inadecuate




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International Aquatic Research

pp 1–10

First Online: 22 July 2017Received: 28 November 2016Accepted: 17 July 2017

Abstract

Longtail tuna Thunnus tonggol is one of the most economically important tuna species in Iranian waters of Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Some population dynamics parameters of this species were investigated in coastal waters of the northern Persian Gulf and Oman Sea from January to December 2014. The fork length FL of all specimens ranged from 27 to 107 cm, and total weight TW was between 200 and 12,000 g. Among the length frequencies examined, specimens with fork length in the range of 62–65 cm were the dominant group. The equation of length–weight relationship was estimated as TW = 0.00003 × FL R = 0.84 and isometric growth model was determined for longtail tuna in study area. The parameters of Von Bertalanffy growth function were obtained as: L∞ = 111.23 cm, k = 0.3 year and t0 = −0.38 years and ϕ′ = 3.6. The annual instantaneous rate of total mortality Z, natural mortality M and fishing mortality F was estimated to be 1.15, 0.43 and 0.72 year, respectively. The exploitation rate E was calculated as 0.63 indicating that longtail tuna was fully exploited in the study region.

KeywordsGrowth Mortality Longtail tuna Persian Gulf Oman Sea  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Mehran Yasemi - Alireza Nazari Bajgan - Mehran Parsa

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