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dc.creatorPurcell, S.W.
dc.creatorGossiun, H.
dc.creatorAgudo, N.S.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-19T09:24:48Z
dc.date.available2018-10-19T09:24:48Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifierWF_2404.pdf
dc.identifier.citationSPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin no. 29 June: 3-6
dc.identifier.issn1025-4943
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/1387
dc.description.abstractConverting the weights or lengths of sea cucumbers in processed forms (e.g., salted or dried) to their original (live) measurement is essential for standardising data from fishery-dependent surveys and exports. We estimated the proportionate change in length and weight, during processing stages, of several species for which published data were lacking. The wide variation among species in the percentage of weight lost during processing emphasises that conversions should be made on a species-by-species basis. Stichopus herrmanni shrunk more in length and weight than any other species we studied. We present new estimates for Actinopyga spinea, A. palauensis, A. echinites, Holothuria lessoni, and H. whitmaei. These findings complement previous studies by filling some gaps in conversion factors for tropical species, and will allow for realistic conversions of data from fishery assessments and national exports.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherSecretariat of the Pacific Community
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.sourceSPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin
dc.titleChanges in weight and length of sea cucumbers during conversion to processed beche-de-mer: filling gaps for some exploited tropical species
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPurcell, S.W.; Gossiun, H.; Agudo, N.S. (2009). Changes in weight and length of sea cucumbers during conversion to processed beche-de-mer: filling gaps for some exploited tropical species. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin no. 29 June: 3-6
cg.identifier.worldfish2404
cg.subject.agrovocsea cucumbers
cg.subject.agrovocsurveys
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorPurcell, S.W.
cg.description.themeMiscellaneous


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