Análisis de las tendencias de las capturas de atún listado Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758) de la pesca deportiva en el Mediterráneo occidental (2006-2014)
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AuthorsSaber-Rodríguez, S. (Sámar); Muñoz, P.; Ortiz-de-Urbina-Gutiérrez, J.M. (José María); Gómez-Vives, M.J. (María José); Rioja-Garay, P. (Pilar); Macías-López, A.D. (Ángel David)
Skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis is a tropical tuna species that inhabits the warm waters worldwide. This species is caught as bycatch of tuna fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea whereas a variety of fisheries target skipjack tuna in the three oceans. This species is a resource of high economic value for many countries and information about its basic life history parameters, distribution and catches is available, however that information in the Mediterranean Sea is scarce. The main objective of this study was to test for interannual variability in the catches of this species in two areas: the Balearic Sea and its surroundings (area I), and the Alboran Sea (area II). Catch per unit effort of skipjack tuna (both in number and kilograms) from individuals caught by recreational fisheries was assessed. Our results indicate that the occurrence of skipjack tuna in fishing area II is larger than those found in fishing area I. Nevertheless, larger individuals were caught in fishing area I, ...
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