Kamaruddin, I.S., A.S. Mustafa Kamal, A. Christianus, and S.K. Daud, (2009). Species composition of fish population in Pengkalan Gawi - Pulau Dula Section of Kenyir Lake, Terangganu, Malaysia. Sustainable Aquaculture and Quality Seafood for All: Asian Pacific Aquaculture Congress 2009. World Aquaculture Society. PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. Poster presentation. 265pp.
SPECIES COMPOSITION OF FISH POPULATION IN PENGKALAN GAWI - PULAU DULA SECTION OF TASIK KENYIR, TERENGGANU
Kamaruddin, I.S.,¹* A.S. Mustafa Kamal,¹ A. Christianus¹ and S.K. Daud²
¹Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
²Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tasik Kenyir is the biggest man-made lake in Southeast Asia (36,000 ha) was inundated due to dams constructions for hydroelectric power. Its provide socio economic activities to the local people and known as a fishing paradise among anglers. However, Tasik Kenyir faced with overfishing due to over exploitations on its fish fauna. Baseline data and information is needed in conserving and managing the lake fisheries resources. The diversity and composition of fish communities in this section were evaluated based on a monthly basis from October to December 2008 which was done in one of the lake section about 30 km² named as Pengkalan Gawi (the jetty) - Pulau Dula section. Fish fauna were sampled from 3 stations between this section using gill nets of 100m long, 3m deep and a stretch-mesh of 6cm. The gill nets were set at dusk at each station and left overnight. All fishes caught were identified following Mohsin and Ambak (1983).
Figure 1: Percentage composition of fish population in Pengkalan Gawi – Pulau Dula section during sampling period from October to December 2008.
Shannon- Weiner index
Pielou's evenness index
Table 1: The fish diversity indices of fish population in Pengkalan Gawi – Pulau Dula section during sampling period from October to December 2008.
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