Abundance and importance of fish species from the artisanal fishery on the Pacific coast of northern Baja California

  • Rosales-Casián J
  • Gonzalez-Camacho J
  • Casian J
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{Abstract.--The} artisanal fishery from Baja California Baja California, state, Mexico Baja California {(Span.:} bä`hä kälēfōr`nyä), state (1990 pop. 1,660,855), 27,628 sq mi (71,576 sq km), {NW} Mexico, on the Baja California peninsula. Mexicali is the capital. , Mexico is conducted from small boats in nearshore near·shore n. The region of land extending from the backshore to the beginning of the offshore zone. near ..... Click the link for more information. waters, and from fishing camps located along the coast. This activity is important due to the volume and the number of fish species captured. In this study we describe the seasonal abundance of catches from 51 boats in 1994, and the importance of the species landed at eight sites along the northwestern coast of Baja California, from Santo Tomas Santo Tomás, Spanish for Saint Thomas, describes numerous locations. Places in the world * Argentina * Santo Tomás, Carlos Casares Partido, Buenos Aires Province * El Salvador to south to Punta Canoas. Sixteen fish species were identified from 2,490 individuals and with a biomass of 2,682.7 kg. The highest catches were recorded in Summer and Fall, and the lowest in Winter. The seasonal mean catch per boat was similar and lowest during Spring (42.1 fish/boat [+ or -] {SE} 7.9) and highest in Summer (52.1 fish/boat [+ or -] 6.7), followed closely (50.3 and 50.1 fish/boat) by Fall and Winter, respectively. The most important fish species according to according to prep. 1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians. 2. In keeping with: according to instructions. 3. the Index of Community Importance were the rockfishes {(Sebastes} sp.), whitefish {(Caulolatilus} princeps), sheephead {(Semicossyphus} pulcher), and kelp bass The kelp bass {(Paralabrax} clathratus) is a type of fish found on the Pacific coast. It can reach 28 1/2 inches and some live at least 32 years. It feeds on small fishes, squid, and crustaceans. Kelp bass are a popular recreational fishery species in Southern California. {(Paralabrax} clathratus). All these can be considered the target species, and also important to sportfishing sport·fish·ing n. The sport of catching fish using a rod and reel. Noun 1. sportfishing - the act of someone who fishes as a diversion fishing field sport, outdoor sport - a sport that is played outdoors . San Quintin San Quintín or San Quintin may refer to any of the following: * Chile * San Quintín Glacier * Mexico * San Quintín, Baja California * contributed 35% of the boat trips and 37.5% of the total catch.

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  • Jorge A Rosales-Casián

  • Jose Ramon Gonzalez-Camacho

  • J A R Casian

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