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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2007, Vol 7, Num, 1     (Pages: 33-36)

Length-Weight Relationship of 10 Fish Species Caught by Bottom Trawl and Midwater Trawl from the Middle Black Sea, Turkey

Ferhat Kalaycı ,Necati Samsun 2 ,Sabri Bilgin 3 ,Osman Samsun 4

1 Rize University, Fisheries Faculty, Rize, Turkey
2 Ordu University, Fatsa Faculty of Marine Sciences, Fatsa, Ordu, Turkey
3 Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Fisheries Faculty, Çanakkale, Turkey
4 Ondokuz Mayis University, Sinop Fisheries Faculty, Sinop, Turkey
Viewed : 4656 - Downloaded : 7100 Length-weight relationships are described for ten important demersal and pelagic fish species caught with bottom trawl: Merlangius merlangus, Mullus barbatus, Gobius niger, Alosa pontica, Spicara smaris, Scorpaena porcus, and midwater trawl: Engraulis encrasicolus, Sprattus sprattus, Trachurus trachurus, Pomatomus saltatrix from the Middle Black Sea. The samples sizes, minimum and maximum lengths and weights, length-weights relationships, ±95% CI of b, r2, growth type, and statistical analysis of the relationship between the sexes are summarized. Keywords : Middle Black Sea, length-weight relationships, growth