Abundance of Argentine shortfin squid, Illex argentinus(Castellanos) in Relation to Fluctuation of Water Temperature in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean

수온변동에 따른 아르헨티나 짧은지느러미오징어, Illex argentinus의 풍도 변화

  • Kim, Yeong-Seung (National Fisheries Research and Development Institute) ;
  • Kim, Doo-Nam (National Fisheries Research and Development Institute)
  • Published : 2004.11.01


Catches of Argentine shortfin squid Illex argentinus showed a sharp decrease, reaching 99,000ton in 1993 and 56,700ton in 1994, and then increased again reaching 130,300ton in 1997 from 78,600 ton in 1996. The Korean squid jigging fishery around Falkland for Illex argentinus commences usually its operation in January and lasts August and peak in catch was showed from March to May. To elucidate possible environmental effects on their abundance during the main fishing season in 1993-1994 and 1996-1997, sea surface temperatures were used as an indicator of the position and strength of the oceanographic structures in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The high catch and catch per unit effort of Illex argentinus was showed when the Faliland Current was not affected in the fishing area in 1993 and 1997. But they were sharply decreased from the middle of April 1994 and the late of April 1996 when the Faliland Current directly affects the fishing ground.


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