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Some aspects of the biology and population dynamics of Amblygaster sirm (Walbaum) from the west coast of Sri Lanka

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P. M. A. Jayasuriya

National Aquatic Resources Agency, Crow Island, Mattakkuliya, Colombo15, LK
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Abstract

The spawning of Amblygaster sirm was found to occur twice a year in April / May and August / September. The growth rate and the asymptotic length were found to be 2.1 (annually) and 24.4 cm respectively. Growth pattern determined from length frequency distribution, corresponded with the spawning season. Natural mortality coefficient was estimated as 2.54. The sex ratio indicated that more females than males were abundant in the catches. At present &out 75 - 85% of the maximum yield is being obtained. The yield per recruit can be increased by increasing the fishing intensity. However, an increase in fishing intensity could lead to a reduction in the spawning stock below the level where the recruitment could be affected.
How to Cite: Jayasuriya, P.M.A., 2007. Some aspects of the biology and population dynamics of Amblygaster sirm (Walbaum) from the west coast of Sri Lanka. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 17(1), pp.53–66. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v17i1.8241
Published on 27 Jun 2007.
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