Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Catch per unit effort dynamic of Yellowfin Tuna related to sea surface temperature and chlorophyll in southern Indonesia

Wiryawan, B., Loneragan, N., Mardhiah, U., Kleinertz, S., Wahyuningrum, P.I., Pingkan, J., Wildan, ., Timur, P.S., Duggan, D. and Yulianto, I. (2020) Catch per unit effort dynamic of Yellowfin Tuna related to sea surface temperature and chlorophyll in southern Indonesia. Fishes, 5 (3). Article 28.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (3MB) | Preview
Free to read: https://doi.org/10.3390/fishes5030028
*No subscription required

Abstract

Tuna fisheries are the most valuable fisheries in the world, with an estimated market value of at least US$42 billion in 2018. Indonesia plays an important role in the global tuna fisheries and has committed to improve its fisheries management; therefore, a pilot of long-term spatial-temporal data bases was developed in 2012, however none have utilized data to have better understanding for management improvement. In this study, the annual and seasonal variation of large (≥10 kg) Yellowfin Tuna (YFT) catch per unit effort (CPUE) have been investigated and the influence of sea surface temperature (SST) and chlorophyll-a on these variables examined. We used fish landing data from West Nusa Tenggara recorded every month between 2012 and 2017 and analyzed using generalized linear models and generalized additive models. We found a seasonal and annual pattern of tuna abundance affected by SST and chlorophyll-a (chl a) and related to upwelling and El Nino event. These results also suggest that a two-month closure to fishing in August and September in southern Lombok is worth considering by the Government to maximize conservation of stocks due to a high abundance of juveniles emerging during the upwelling months from June to August.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Publisher: MDPI
Copyright: © 2020 by the authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57661
Item Control Page Item Control Page

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year