The flounder (Platichthys flesus luscus Pallas, 1811) ratio in different catch compositions and density at unit area in Trabzon-Rize Coasts


SU URUNLERI DERGISI, vol.22, no.1-2, pp.35-38, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-38
  • Keywords: Platichthys flesus luscus, Catch composition, Eastern Black Sea, Beach seine, Trawl, Set net


In this study, The ratio and density of Flounder (Platichthys flesus luscus Pallas, 1811) in different catch compositions in Trabzon-Rize coasts were examined. The mean quantity and ratio of flounder in trammel net catch composition was determined as 0.5 +/- 0.8 kg and 1.8%, in beach seine catch composition, 0.9 +/- 0.7 kg and 7.8 % respectively. In trawl catch composition in Trabzon and Rize coasts, mean quantity, ratios and density of flounder were determined as 0.85 +/- 0.4 kg, 0.4 %, 0.000054 kgm(-2) and 1.41 +/- 0.7, 2.0 %, 0.000033 kgm(-2) respectively. The density of flounder was 0.000038 kgm(-2) at the unit area. There was no any significant difference (p>0.05) between the flounder quantity in trawl catch compositions in Trabzon and Rize coasts.