Red Snapper Fish Resources (Etelinae Subfamily) in Pasi of Lease Islands Maluku Province
Red snapper (Etelinae subfamily) is demersal fishery resources. It becomes export commodity because of having economic value, fish food quality and delicious taste. Besides, red snapper becomes recreational fishing object in various tropic and subtropical countries. For years, people on Lease Islands, Central Maluku have been hereditary catching red snapper in specific sites called "pasi". Caught red snapper types in pasi by Lease's people are called as "bae" fish. This study aims to: 1) identify caught red snapper types in pasi of Lease Islands. 2) determine the distribution, density and red snapper potential in pasi. Data sampling is conducted through acoustic survey, interview and observation. Density of fish is gained by BioSonics, 2004; 2010. Identification result shows that deep sea red snapper (Etelinae subfamily) called as "bae fish" on Lease Islands consists of 4 types, they are: Etelis radiosus, E. coruscans, E carbunculus and Aphareus rutilans. These fish types inhabit waters at about 90-140 m deep, while its total length (TL) are ranging from 30-85 cm. Total density of fish school is 0.0477 individual/m2, the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) is 400.33 individual/year and total allowable catch (TAC) is 320,267 individual/year.
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