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FAR 2017/12 Recalculation of historical landings of porbeagle shark.


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FAR-2017-12-Porbeagle-shark-historical-landings.pdf (895.3 kb)

Historical conversion factors (CFs) applied to shark fin processed weights to determine landed whole weights have sometimes been inappropriate, leading to biased estimates of fishing mortality. A new time series of New Zealand annual porbeagle shark mortality was derived using appropriate CFs and an allowance for mortality of discards and released live sharks. The revised time series resulted in 6% more mortality by weight overall for 1998โˆ’2016, with annual values varying by โ€“22% to +42%.

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Friday, 17 March 2017
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Author: Francis, M.P.;
ResearchField: fishing mortality; Historical conversion factors; historical landings; porbeagle shark; processed weights; shark mortality; time series;
ScienceStock: Highly migratory species;
Species: porbeagle;

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