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FAR 2015/54 Testing the generality of the effect of environmental variables on flatfish catch.


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FAR_2015_54_2939_ENV2013-08B_SO1.pdf (2.2 MB)

Here we assessed the influence of environmental variables on yellow belly flounder (YBF) in the Kaipara Harbour using commercial YBF catch data. This involved creating a YBF catch index and lagging it so water quality and climatic data were compared to periods when YBF were juveniles. Nitrate and the Southern Oscilation Index (SOI) were often related to YBF catch rates (Pearson = 0.4 – 0.6), emphasising the potential influence of land use and SOI positive (La Niña) events to YBF recruitment.

Document date
Monday, 28 September 2015
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V 1.3
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Author: Bian, R.; McKenzie, J.R.; Parsons, D.M.;
FishingMethod: setnet;
ResearchField: climatic variation; environmental influence; GLMs; habitat degradation; water quality;
ScienceStock: Aquatic Environment;
Species: Flatfish;
Stock: FLA1;

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