This study provides updated the length-weight relationships and Fulton's condition factor of 28 fish species belonging to 23 families from the Black Sea. Samples were collected along the depths between 0-100 meters by demersal trawl surveys conducted seasonally from May 2017 to September 2019. A total of 83,885 specimens were collected. The length-weight relationships and Fulton's condition factor, minimum, maximum and mean lengths, total weights, descriptive statistics, and growth type were provided for all the species. The results indicate that LWR parameters of b varied from 2.2039 to 3.737 and Fulton's condition factor varied between 0.004 and 1.18. These findings could be useful for monitoring and management of sustainable fisheries and habitat health.
Length-weight relationship, Black Sea, Turkey, bottom trawl survey
DAĞTEKİN, MURAT; GENÇ, YAŞAR; KASAPOĞLU, NAZLI; ERİK, GÖKHAN; MISIR, DEVRİM SELİM; İLHAN, SALİH; OK, MELTEM; ALTUNTAŞ, CEMİL; ÖZSANDIKÇI, UĞUR; BÜYÜKDEVECİ, FERHAT; KAYA, TUĞBA; CEBECİ, AYŞE; SALTAN, ASİYE NUR; HAŞİMOĞLU, ATİLA; and FİRİDİN, ŞİRİN
"Length-weight relationships of 28 fish species caught from demersal trawl survey in theMiddle Black Sea, Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 46:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol46/iss1/3