Simple Search:

Importance of fish aggregating devices (FADs) as substrates for food organisms of fish


Citation

Ibrahim, Sakri and Ambak, Mohd Azmi and Shamsudin, Lokman and Samsudin, Mohd Zaini (1996) Importance of fish aggregating devices (FADs) as substrates for food organisms of fish. Fisheries Research, 27 (4). pp. 265-273. ISSN 0165-7836; ESSN: 1872-6763

Abstract / Synopsis

Various hypothesis have been proposed to explain why floating artificial habitats are successful in attracting fishes. Food may be a stimulus for aggregating some species around Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs). This study attempts to discover if sessile marine organisms which readily encrust traditional FADs, are important food organisms for fish. A new group of FADs was installed in a rich fishing ground. Different parts of the FADs were sampled every 2 weeks for identification of encrusted organisms, and ten species were identified. The density of the organisms fluctuated with time of immersion. Plankton collected from the water at the FAD sites was also identified. Stomach contents of 90 fishes caught around these FADs were analyzed and the organisms found in the stomachs were compared with those on the FADs. This study suggests that the attraction of fishes to FADs is due to mechanisms other than feeding on organisms encrusting the FADs.


Download File

[img]
Preview
PDF (Abstract)
Importance of fish aggregating devices (FADs) as substrates for food organisms of fish.pdf

Download (36kB) | Preview

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/0165-7836(96)00473-0
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Keywords: FADs; Sessile marine organisms; Substrates; Food organisms
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 09:12
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 09:12
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1016/0165-7836(96)00473-0
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/42493
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item