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dc.contributor.authorRosales-Casian, Jorge Adrian
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez-Camacho, Jose Ramon
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:33:24Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:33:24Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/11152
dc.description.abstractThe artisanal fishery from Baja California, Mexico is conducted from <br /><br />small boats in nearshore waters, and from fishing camps located along the coast. <br /><br />This activity is important due to the volume and the number of fish species <br /><br />captured. In this study we describe the seasonal abundance of catches from 51 <br /><br />boats in 1994, and the importance of the species landed at eight sites along the <br /><br />northwestern coast of Baja California, from Santo Tomas to south to Punta Can- <br /><br />oas. Sixteen fish species were identified from 2,490 individuals and with a bio- <br /><br />mass of 2,682.7 kg. The highest catches were recorded in Summer and Fall, and <br /><br />the lowest in Winter. The seasonal mean catch per boat was similar and lowest <br /><br />during Spring (42.1 fish/boat ±SE 7.9) and highest in Summer (52.1 fish/boat <br /><br />±6.7), followed closely (50.3 and 50.1 fish/boat) by Fall and Winter, respectively. <br /><br />The most important fish species according to the Index of Community Importance <br /><br />were the rockfishes (Sebastes sp.), whitefish (Caulolatilus princeps), sheephead <br /><br />{Semicossyphus pulcher), and kelp bass (Paralabrax clathratus). All these can be <br /><br />considered the target species, and also important to sportfishing. San Quintfn <br /><br />contributed 35% of the boat trips and 37.5% of the total catch.
dc.subjectAbundance
dc.subjectFish
dc.subjectArtisanal Fishery
dc.titleAbundance and Importance of Fish Species from the Artisanal Fishery on the Pacific Coast of Northern Baja California
dc.title.alternativeAbundance and Importance of Fish Species from the Artisanal Fishery
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage51
dc.source.issuescas/vol102/iss2
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol102/iss2/3
dc.source.endpage65
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume102
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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