Identifying blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) stocks with truss network analysis approach in Indonesian Fisheries Management Area 712

  • Nurhaya Afifah Master Program in Coastal and Marine Resources Management, Graduate School of IPB University, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680, West Jawa, Indonesia
  • Zairion Zairion Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Studies – IPB University, Kampus IPB Baranangsiang, Bogor 16143, West Jawa, Indonesia
  • Hawis H Maduppa Department of Marine Science and Technology, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB University, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680, West Jawa, Indonesia
  • Agus A Hakim Department of Aquatic Resources Management, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB University, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680, West Jawa, Indonesia
  • Yusli Wardiatno Institut Pertanian Bogor
Keywords: discriminant analysis, fisheries management, Java Sea, morphometric, Portunidae


Exploitation rate of the blue swimming crab (BSC) in Indonesian Fisheries Management Area (FMA) 712 is over-optimum level in 2016. Stocks concern in sustainable management is needed as an effort to maintain its availability. The objective of this study is to identify the stock unit of BSC based on Truss Network Analysis (TNA) of morphometric characters in FMA 712. The BSC was collect in five different locations, i.e. East Lampung, Lancang Island, Cirebon, Rembang, and Southern Madura. Measurements on TNA were carried out at 14 landmark points with 29 characters in carapace to analyze its morphometric characters. The cluster analysis showed that TNA method revealed two stocks units of BSC in FMA 712. The first stock was the BSC population of Southern Madura, and the other stock was the other four population. The longest Euclidean distance was found at Southern Madura indicating similarity level with other populations was low. The discriminant analysis demonstrated the different result. There were three group populations, which every population in one group were able to represent the other population, namely Lancang Island-Cirebon, East Lampung-Rembang, and Southern Madura. Regarding to this study, it is recommended to manage BSC in Southern Madura separately.


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How to Cite
Afifah, N., Zairion, Z., Maduppa, H. H., Hakim, A. A. and Wardiatno, Y. (2020) “ Identifying blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) stocks with truss network analysis approach in Indonesian Fisheries Management Area 712”, Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, 10(3), pp. 390-401. doi: 10.29244/jpsl.10.3.390-401.

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