Ecuador Landings in September 2011
Sharks and Rays caught by Ecuador in September 2011Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
18. December 2011
Republic of Ecuador
Fishing Report September 2011
Landing of Sharks and Rays
In September 2011, the total landing of sharks and rays was determined to be 1756,35 tons.
This result represents an increase of ca. 205 percent in relation to August 2011 (see here).
As in the previous months, the most representative species was the pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) with 70,91 percent, followed by the blue shark (Prionace glauca) with 12,06 percent.
The vast majority of elasmobranch landings were once again reported from the port of Manta (1502,30 t).
ECUADOR – Total estimated landings (t) by species – September 2011 :
Pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) = 1245,44 t (70,91%)
Blue shark (Prionace glauca) = 211,85 t (12,06%)
Silky shark ( Carcharhinus falciformis ) = 100,50 t (5,72%)
Bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus) = 62,46 t (3,56%)
Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) = 50,05 t (2,85%)
Smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena) = 46,37 t (2,64%)
Brown smooth-hound (Mustelus henlei) = 5,97 t (0,34%)
Sicklefin smooth-hound (Mustelus lunulatus) = 3,83 t (0,22%)
Thresher shark (Alopias spp.) = 2,46 t (0,14%)
Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) 1,70 t (0,10%)
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) = 0,40 t (0,02%)
Scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) = 0,23 t (0,01%)
Galapagos bullhead shark (Heterodontus quoyi) = 0,06 t (0,00%)
Pacific Angelsharks (Squatina californica) = 0,04 t (0,00%)
Sharpnose stingray (Dasyatis acutirostra) = 19,50 t (1,11%)
California butterfly ray (Gymnura marmorata) = 5,49 t (0,31%)
TOTAL : 1756,35 t (100%)
Source: Analy Guamán, Instituto Nacional de Pesca Ecuador.