Growth and Exploitation Status of Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in Waters Around Manokwari


  • Ridwan Sala Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Papua University, Jalan Gunung Salju, Amban, Manokwari, 98314, Indonesia
  • Tasya Magdalena Br Siahaan Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Papua University, Jalan Gunung Salju, Amban, Manokwari, 98314, Indonesia
  • Roni Bawole Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Papua University, Jalan Gunung Salju, Amban, Manokwari, 98314, Indonesia
  • Mudjirahayu Mudjirahayu Department of Fishery, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Papua University, Jalan Gunung Salju, Amban, Manokwari, 98314, Indonesia.
  • Mercy Patanda Department of Fishery Resource Utilization, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, University of Satya Negara Indonesia, Jalan Arteri Pondok Indah, 11, Jakarta Selatan, 12310, Indonesia



Growth model, LWR, Manokwari, Skipjack Tuna, utilization rate


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Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) has high economic value and opportunities for local and export market demand. The present study aims to investigate growth and exploitation status of the resource. Data collection was carried out in April-August 2021 by collecting catch data from fishermen at four fish landing sites in Manokwari. Skipjack tuna caught from the fishermen were caught in the waters around Manokwari. The size of skipjack tuna measured ranged between 260 mm and 760 mm, with an average monthly size ranging between 540 mm and 595 mm. The relationship between total length and body weight of skipjack tuna followed the equation W = 0.00006L2.7702, where the b value of 2.7702 indicates that the growth pattern of skipjack tuna (K. pelamis) is negative allometric. The growth model using the von Bertalanffy model, found asymptote length (L∞) of 792.75 mm, growth rate (K) of 0.75 year-1 and theoretical age (t0) of -0.0254 years. The total mortality (Z) was 1.32 yr-1. Natural mortality (M) was 0.61 yr-1. The mortality due to capture (F) was 0.71 yr-1. The exploitation rate of 0.54 indicated that the exploitation rate of skipjack tuna in the waters around Manokwari has slightly exceeded the optimum utilization rate. The spawning potential ratio (SPR) value was 16%, which was less than the lower reference point (20%).


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Sala, R., Siahaan, T. M. B., Bawole, R., Mudjirahayu, M., & Patanda, M. (2023). Growth and Exploitation Status of Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in Waters Around Manokwari. Jurnal Sumberdaya Akuatik Indopasifik, 7(1), 41–50.



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