SU URUNLERI DERGISI, vol.22, no.1, pp.35-38, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The flounder (Platichthys flesus luscus Pallas, 1811) ratio in different catch compositions and density at unit area in Trabzon-Rize Coasts. 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.