Fisheries Infosite

Port sampling of tuna longline catches for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) size composition in 2005โ€“06.


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 A shore-based catch sampling programme for swordfish was developed and implemented which was cost-effective, statistically sound and achieved high coverage of landings. Individual processed weights were collected electronically from licensed fish receivers, and a predictive relationship was used to convert these to catch-at-length. Length-specific sex ratios derived from scientific observer data was projected onto the estimates of catch-at-length to estimate sex-specific catch-at-length.

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Monday, 8 July 2013
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FAR: 2013/29;
ISSN: 1179-5352;
ISBN: 978-0-478-41404-2;
ScienceStock: HMS;
Species: swordfish, Xiphias gladius;
Stock: SWO;
FishingMethod: target line, longline;
ResearchField: shore-based catch sampling programme, length-specific sex ratio;
Author: Davies; Griggs;

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