Ecosystem indicators of a small-scale fisheries with limited data in madeira river (Brazil)

  • Carolina Rodrigues da Costa DORIA Universidade Federal de Rondônia - UNIR, Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Ictiologia e Pesca http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1638-0063
  • Maria Alice Leite LIMA Universidade Federal de Rondônia - UNIR, Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Ictiologia e Pesca
  • Ronaldo ANGELINI Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Departamento de Engenharia Civil

Abstract

This work presents an indicators-based analysis of a small-scale fishery operating in the middle Madeira River (Brazil), a tributary of Amazon River. We used landing species (kg) recorded daily by the Porto Velho fishermen’s colony from 1990 to 2009, with total length recorded in five selected years. The species were classified by trophic level, and the Fishing-in-Balance, L index, and size class distributions were calculated. In addition, differences in yearly total landings (kg) were correlated with the Madeira river water level (cm). The average annual catch was 566.5 tonnes (± 193.6), with significant variation between the years not correlated to the river water level. The ecosystem indicators showed a stable tendency, with oscillations in the latter years reflecting an increased catch of higher trophic level and larger species. Fisheries managers in data-limited regions should consider these indicators for fish stock analyses to be low cost, practical, and easy to calculate.

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Published
2018-12-22
How to Cite
DORIA, Carolina Rodrigues da Costa; LIMA, Maria Alice Leite; ANGELINI, Ronaldo. Ecosystem indicators of a small-scale fisheries with limited data in madeira river (Brazil). Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, [S.l.], v. 44, n. 3, p. 128-129, dec. 2018. ISSN 1678-2305. Available at: <https://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/boletim/index.php/bip/article/view/1305>. Date accessed: 25 may 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.20950/1678-2305.2018.317.