A simple method for estimating growth parameters from multiple length-frequency data in presence of continuous recruitment

Wang, You-Gan & Somers, Ian F. (1996) A simple method for estimating growth parameters from multiple length-frequency data in presence of continuous recruitment. Fisheries Research, 28(1), pp. 45-56.

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The extended recruitment season for short-lived species such as prawns biases the estimation of growth parameters from length-frequency data when conventional methods are used. We propose a simple method for overcoming this bias given a time series of length-frequency data. The difficulties arising from extended recruitment are eliminated by predicting the growth of the succeeding samples and the length increments of the recruits in previous samples. This method requires that some maximum size at recruitment can be specified. The advantages of this multiple length-frequency method are: it is simple to use; it requires only three parameters; no specific distributions need to be assumed; and the actual seasonal recruitment pattern does not have to be specified. We illustrate the new method with length-frequency data on the tiger prawn Penaeus esculentus from the north-western Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia.

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ID Code: 90490
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: growth, length-frequency, recruitment, penaeus-semisulcatus, northwestern gulf, western gulf, tiger prawn, carpentaria, esculentus, australia, multifan
DOI: 10.1016/0165-7836(96)00484-5
ISSN: 0165-7836
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2015 02:44
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 09:02

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