Volume 58

Estimating the Growth and Mortality of Marine Gastropod Melongena corona bispinosa (Phillipi, 1844) by von Bertalanffy Growth Curve Equation in Culture Conditions

Tapia Arjona, M.A., E. Baqueiro Cárdenas, D. Aldana Aranda
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Date: November, 2005

Pages: 514-515

Event: Proceedings of the Fifty Eighth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: San Andres

Country: Colombia


Catches of Melongena corona bispinosa, is an important fishery for the Chelem lagoon, Yucatan. These organisms represent a subsistence strategy for numerous families. In this community, women and children and older people are dedicated to the fisheries. When fishermen can not go to fish to the sea, they go to fish M. Corona. Catch represents a mean of 3 kg/day/individual and 40 - 54 tons/year of live weight with a value of $ 145 454.00 to $227 272.00 dollars. Despite the commercially and social value of this organism, it is not regulated by management measures. In this study, growth parameters and mortality were estimated in cultivated organism of Melongena corona bispinosa, in order to make a reference data with measures form field.

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