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FAR 2015/16 Size, maturity and age composition of porbeagle sharks observed in New Zealand tuna longline fisheries.

FAR_2015_16_2895_HMS201302 Obj1_MS5.pdf

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This report assesses the catch composition of porbeagle sharks taken by surface longlines in New Zealand waters. Length-frequency distributions, maturity and reproductive status were assessed from observer data. An ageing protocol was developed using vertebral sections, and growth curves and a scaled age-frequency distribution of the catch were generated. The proportions of mature sharks caught were estimated.

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Thursday, 16 April 2015
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Author: Francis; MP;
FishingMethod: midwater trawl; surface longline fishery;
ResearchField: ageing; maturity; Porbeagle shark. highly migratory species;
ScienceStock: Highly migratory species;
Species: Lamna nasus; Porbeagle sharks;

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