Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2012
Volume: 11
Issue: 17
Page No. 3194 - 3197

Population Structure, Age and Growth of Sardine, Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792) in the Black Sea

Authors : Goktug Dalgic and Yusuf Ceylan

Abstract: Population structure, age and growth of sardine from the Eastern Black sea coasts of Turkey were examined. A total of 684 Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792) were sampled between September 2009 and April 2010 from commercial purse-seine fleet operating along coasts of Rize. Total lengths of sardine were ranged between 11.0-17.9 cm and the weights ranged from 10.20-53.64 g regardless the sex. The sex ratio (♂/♀) was found to be 1.14 in favor of males. In ageing, 3 classes (1-3 years) were determined from 86 sardine otoliths. Growth performance of sardine in the Black sea was lower than the other seas.

How to cite this article:

Goktug Dalgic and Yusuf Ceylan, 2012. Population Structure, Age and Growth of Sardine, Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792) in the Black Sea. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 3194-3197.

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