Abstract: In this study, economy of the fisheries were examined using secondary production and trade data. Additionally, the sex, length and weight distribution, length-weight relationship, length at first sexual maturity and spawning season of Metapenaeus monoceros, which is usually caught from the Antalya Gulf and one of the most important shrimps and which has an economical value shrimps were also investigated. Three hundred and twenty three individuals were obtained by monthly sampling between August 2002 and July 2003 and then they were examined. Females and males made up 72 and 28%, respectively. The total length values were from 7.5-16.5 cm and weight were from 5-39 g. Spawning period occurred between December and January, length at first maturity was 11.5 and 7.5 cm for females and males, respectively. The weight and total length relationship for combined sexes were estimated as: Log W = -2.05 + 2.97 x Log Tl (r = 0.915).
Serpil Yilmaz, Z. Arzu Becer Ozvarol and Yasar Ozvarol, 2009. Fisheries and Shrimp Economy, Some Biological Properties of the Shrimp Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricus, 1798) in the Gulf of Antalya (Turkey). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2530-2536.