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Abundance Indices of Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) from the Indonesian Drifting Gillnet Fishery in the Indian Ocean

Version 1 : Received: 23 May 2018 / Approved: 24 May 2018 / Online: 24 May 2018 (07:54:39 CEST)

How to cite: Novianto, D.; Ilham, I.; Setyadji, B.; Nainggolan, C.; Suwardjo, D.; Nugroho, S..C.; Syamsuddin, S.; Efendi, A.; Krisnafi, Y.; Handri, M.; Basith, A.; Yusrizal, Y.; Nugraha, E. Abundance Indices of Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) from the Indonesian Drifting Gillnet Fishery in the Indian Ocean. Preprints 2018, 2018050339 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0339.v1). Novianto, D.; Ilham, I.; Setyadji, B.; Nainggolan, C.; Suwardjo, D.; Nugroho, S..C.; Syamsuddin, S.; Efendi, A.; Krisnafi, Y.; Handri, M.; Basith, A.; Yusrizal, Y.; Nugraha, E. Abundance Indices of Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) from the Indonesian Drifting Gillnet Fishery in the Indian Ocean. Preprints 2018, 2018050339 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0339.v1).

Abstract

Skipjack tuna supports a valuable commercial fishery in Indonesia. Skipjack tuna are exploited in the Indian and Pacific Oceans with a variety of gear but drifting gillnets are a common method used by Indonesian fishers. However, despite of its importance, little information on the drifting gillnet fishery is available. This study describes a preliminary examination of the catch and effort data from the Indonesian skipjack drifting gillnet fishery. Utilizing daily landing report from 2010-2015, nominal catch per unit of effort (CPUE) data were calculated as kg/day at sea. Generalized Linear Models (GLM) were used to standardize the CPUE, using year, quarter, day at sea, and area as fixed variables. Model Goodness-of-fit and model comparison was carried out with the Akaike Information Criteria (AIC), the pseudo coefficient of determination (R2) and model validation with a residual analysis. The final estimation of abundance indices was calculated by least square means (LSMeans) or Marginal Means. The results showed that days accounted for most of the variation in CPUE, followed by year, quarter, and area. In general, there were no noticeable trends indicative of over exploitation or population depletion suggesting a sustainable fishery for Skipjack tuna in Indonesian waters.

Subject Areas

abundance indices; skipjack tuna; drifting gillnet; Indian Ocean

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