The squid fishery in Carigara Bay, Samar: catch of Photololigo duvaucelii by squid jigs and Sepioteuthis lessoniana by hanging squid pot
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The squid fishery in Carigara Bay used the following gears: hanging squid pots, squid jigs, drive-in net, and spear by slingshot. Hanging squid pot operations were concentrated in the municipal waters of Capoocan and Carigara and targeted Sepioteuthis lessoniana. During the one-week survey in Carigara Bay, 705 hanging squid pots with markers were found offshore of barangays Culasian, Pinamopoan, Cabul-an and Talarian, all in Capoocan town. Other operators in Carigara, Babatngon, Barugo, and San Miguel towns hung their squid pots from fish shelters (arong) offshore of Carigara and Capoocan towns. Test fishing operations were conducted in Carigara Bay from January to December 1992 using the hanging squid pot, squid jigs, and a squid cast net. A 16 hp motorized boat F/B Ellah Meh was used during the fishing operations. A total of 162 days test fishing with 15 hanging squid pots yielded 125.7 kg of the longfin squid Sepioteuthis 1essoniana. Sixty nights of fishing with the ordinary squid jig yielded 97 kg of Indian squid Photololigo duvaucelii. Two test fishing operations with the squid cast net yielded no squid at all. The S. lessoniana (75-500 g body weight) caught by pots were larger than the P. duvaucelii (7-270 g) caught by jigs.
Dickson, J. O., & Ricafrente, B. R. (2007). The squid fishery in Carigara Bay, Samar: catch of Photololigo duvaucelii by squid jigs and Sepioteuthis lessoniana by hanging squid pot. In T. U. Bagarinao (Ed.), Research Output of the Fisheries Sector Program (Vol. 2. Reports on Fisheries and Aquaculture, pp. 178-181). Quezon City, Philippines: Bureau of Agricultural Research, Department of Agriculture.