Growth and Age of Trachurus mediterraneus (Steindachner, 1868) on the Romanian Black Sea Coast

  • Cătălin Păun
  • Mădălina Galaţchi
  • George Țiganov
  • Cristian-Sorin Danilov
  • Alexandru Nicolaev
  • Valodia Maximov
  • Victor Niță
  • Carmen-Georgeta Nicolae National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Keywords: horse mackerel, length, weight, growth, age

Abstract

The Mediterranean horse mackerel Trachurus mediterraneus, (Steindachner, 1868) is one of the most exploited commercial species of the fisheries in the Black Sea basin. Their economic importance and the need of adequate measures for conservation and management of this resource, require more information about their population dynamics. This paper presents results on temporal variations of total length and weight, age composition, growth parameters and sex ratio of the Mediterranean horse mackerel populations, on the Romanian Black Sea coast. Their mean total lenght was higher in 2018 than in 2017. One and two year old individuals dominated during the period 2017 to 2018. Females dominated in both 2017 (63%) and 2018 (57%).
Published
2019-12-20
How to Cite
Păun, C., Galaţchi, M., Țiganov, G., Danilov, C.-S., Nicolaev, A., Maximov, V., Niță, V., & Nicolae, C.-G. (2019). Growth and Age of Trachurus mediterraneus (Steindachner, 1868) on the Romanian Black Sea Coast. Revista Cercetări Marine - Revue Recherches Marines - Marine Research Journal, 49(1), 116-124. Retrieved from http://marine-research-journal.org/index.php/cmrm/article/view/146

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