Distribution of the Trawl Catch off the Shara Coast of Africa

아프리카 사하라 연안 트로올 어장의 어획량분포에 관하여

  • Published : 1983.03.01

Abstract

Data on the trawl operation was compiled from the Korea stern trawlers operated in the sea off the Sahara coast of Africa from May 1975 to April 1976. The distribution of some important demersal fishes were investigated by calculating the catch per haul in every fishing ground sections divided by every fishing ground sections divided by every 30' of latitude and longitude. The results obtained are as follows; 1. The mean catch per haul calculated as: squid 14.9kg, large cuttlefish 29.9kg, small cuttlefish 37.8kg, octopus 44.1kg, sole 8.0kg, seabream 9.3kg and miscellaneous fishes 63.1kg. Where cuttlefish is divided into two sizes, large or small by if it weighs over 300kg or not. 2. Squid were caught mostly from August to November in the northern part of 24$^{\circ}$30'N and southern part of 23$^{\circ}$30'N. 3. Large cuttlefish were caught mostly from December to May of the next year, in the coast from 23$^{\circ}$00'N to 25$^{\circ}$00'N, where as small cuttlefish were caught mostly from April to June and from November to January of next year, in the coast from 23$^{\circ}$30'N to 25$^{\circ}$00'N. 4. Octopus were caught mostly from September to January of the next year and from March to April. in the coast from 23$^{\circ}$00'N to 25$^{\circ}$00'N rather in the offshore than in the near coast. 5. Miscellaneous fishes including seabream were caught from May to November, sole from June to November and the others from May to October.

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