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A review on the length-weight relationship of Pampus argenteus, a commercially important and high-valued fish from different regions of the world

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Fisheries Resources and Management, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru - 575002, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 10, Issue (1), Pages 65-69, February,10 (2021)


Silver Pomfret (Pampus argenteus) is an important marine fish species all over the world, whose fatality is strongly affected by marine salinity. The purpose of this review paper is to provide information on the production trends of silver pomfret from Indian waters and estimated length-weight relationships from different geographical regions of the world. The production of silver pomfret from Indian waters showed a decline of 8.82% from 1998 to 2019. The all-time high production of 0.37 lakh tonnes was reported during 2009. The landings of P. argenteus in India during 2019 was 28,606 tonnes which showed an increase of 7640 tonnes compared to 2018. The b value ranged from 2.485 in Karnataka waters, India to 3.519 in Pakistan waters. Silver pomfret showed negative allometric growth in most of the regions of the world. Isometric growth was observed only from Persian Gulf & Oman Sea and Gujarat, India regions. Knowledge of length-weight relationships is imperative for sustainable management of the fishery resources in whichever zone.


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