ISSN : 2663-2187

Temporal variation, population and growth parameters of swordfish (Xiphias gladius Linnaeus, 1758) in the nearshore waters of Kenya

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Edward Kimakwa, Micheni Ntiba and Agnes Muthumbi
ยป doi: 10.33472/AFJBS.4.1.2022.67-81


Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) is a pelagic species found in the tropical waters. The species is an important fishery. The scientific knowledge, stock structure and distribution of the fishery in Kenya is limited. The objective of this study was to investigate the temporal variation in catch rates and growth parameters for swordfish. Data was collected between August 2015 and December 2016 from five sites.

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