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Determination of length at maturity of paua around the Taranaki coast


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Length at maturity of paua (Haliotis iris) was estimated from four sites around the Taranaki coast in 1998 and in 2015–16. Lengths at maturity are low compared with most commercial paua fishery areas. The length distributions at the sites were similar between sampling times. The length distribution, the shape of the larger shells, and the relatively low lengths at maturity indicate that paua at the Taranaki sites don’t grow as large as other paua populations around New Zealand

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Monday, 2 May 2016
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FAR: 2016/23;
ISSN: 1179-5352;
ISBN: 978-1-77665-238-9;
ScienceStock: Shellfish;
Species: Paua;
ResearchField: ; Length frequency; Shell shape;
Author: Fu; Naylor; Notman;

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