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Investigaciones marinas

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ARANA, Patricio M.. Fishing with gillnets in Robinson Crusoe and Santa Clara islands, Chile. Investig. mar. [online]. 2000, vol.28, pp.231-237. ISSN 0717-7178.

The gillnet fishing survey was conducted around Robison Crusoe and Santa Clara islands (Juan Fernandez archipelago, Chile) in January-February 1997. A total of 14 hauls at different locations around these islands were taken, with a total catch of 599 kg in 106 hours of soak. The main resources caught sorted by weight were: Juan Fernandez catshark, Squalus mitsukurii (53.9%); Juan Fernandez mackerel, Pseudocaranx chilensis (19.9%); Juan Fernandez croaker, Umbrina reedi (7.8%); yellowtail, Seriola peruanus (7.3%); Juan Fernandez opaleye, Girella albostriata (7.2%); and, other species (3.8%). These experiences showed that this gear can be easily and securely set in different places around these islands. Besides, the catch levels obtained makes its use quite attractive for the purpose of obtaining fishes, most of which are species of high quality, and have the appropriate size and weight required for human consumption or for to be used as bait in lobster traps

Palabras clave : fishing; fishes; gillnet; Juan Fernandez archipelago; Chile.

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