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Population dynamics and stock status of Rastrelliger kanagurta in the Marudu Bay, Sabah


Jaafar, Siti Noor Fatinah (2013) Population dynamics and stock status of Rastrelliger kanagurta in the Marudu Bay, Sabah. [Project Paper Report]


An investigation of the population dynamics of Indian mackerel, Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier, 1816) in the Marudu Bay, Sabah, Malaysia was carried out from January 2013 to September 2013. The overall relationship between total length and body weight was estimated as W= 0.006TL3.215 or Log W= 3.215 Log TL – 0.006 (R2 = 0.946).Monthly length frequency data of R. kanagurta were analyzed by FiSAT software to evaluate the mortality rates and its exploitation level. Asymptotic length (L) and growth co-efficient (K) were estimated at 27.83 cm and 1.50 yr-1, respectively. The growth performance index (φ') was calculated as 3.065. Total mortality (Z), natural mortality (M) and fishing mortality (F) was calculated at 4.44 yr-1, 2.46 yr-1 and 1.98 yr-1. The size for R. kanagurta at first recruitment is 11.5 cm. The exploitation level (E) of R. kanagurta was calculated at 0.45. The exploitation level was below the optimum level of exploitation (E = 0.50). The stock of R. kanagurta was found to be under exploited in the Marudu Bay.

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Item Type: Project Paper Report
Call Number: FP 2013 115
Chairman Supervisor: Dr. S.M. Nurul Amin
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Ms. Nur Faseha Mohd Kadim
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2020 02:05
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 02:05
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/82902
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