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Biomass of Fish Species in the Shadegan Wetland, IRAN

Author Affiliations

  • 1South of Iran aquaculture fishery research center, Ahwaz, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 66-68, January,2 (2012)

Abstract

Biomass assessment and production of fish species was carried out from April 2010 to March 2011 in the Shadegan wetland. Samples were collected From five stations, Mahshar, Rogbe, Khorosy, Salmane and Ateish, in the Shadegan wetland in Khuzestan Provinces (Iran). More than 3900 specimen fish were measured during the study and depletion method was used for fish stock assessment. Maximum and minimum fish biomass (species) and fish production (species) were Silurs triostegus, Barbus pectoralisand Barbus luteus, Barbus pectoralis respectively. Maximum and minimum biomass (season) measurements were in Spring (380.40 kg/ha/year) and winter (58.41 kg/ha/year) respectively. Fish production and biomass in wetland Shadegan were estimated 137 (kg/ha/year) and 244 (kg/ha/year) respectively.

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