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FAR 2017/02 Length and age composition of commercial snapper landings in SNA 8, 2015โ€“16.


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The length frequency and age-length key sampling approach was used in spring-summer 2015–16 to estimate catch-at-age for bottom trawl caught snapper in SNA 8. The fishery was dominated by young to moderate aged snapper 3–10 years (90% by number landed). Mean age (6.9 years) was the highest recorded estimate in 27 years suggesting further improvement to the status of the fishery, despite a continued slowing in growth rate. Spatio-temporal comparisons revealed adequate sample representativeness.

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Friday, 27 January 2017
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FAR: 2017/02;
ISSN: 1179-5352;
ISBN: 978-1-77665-466-6;
ScienceStock: Inshore;
Species: Snapper;
Stock: SNA 8;
ResearchField: age composition; length composition; SNA 8; snapper;
Author: Armiger; Bian; Buckthought; McKenzie; Walsh;

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