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Accession Number PB2013-110394
Title Practical Handbook for Determining the Ages of Gulf of Mexico Fishes. Second Edition.
Publication Date Jul 2009
Media Count 157p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Second Edition is a continuation of the standardization effort developed previously by the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions Otolith Work Group. This revision has contributions from a number of individuals from the original publication. In total, fourteen state agencies, federal laboratories, and universities provided material and/or reviews for this edition. Again, because the majority of fish ages in the Gulf states are determined by otolith interpretation, this manual focuses primarily on otoliths although more time is dedicated to the alternate techniques such as scales and fin spines. This edition includes several additional species for which data are currently being collected under the Gulfs Fisheries Information Network, or FIN Program. Those FIN species have been identified for stock assessment in NOAAs Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) process in the near future. Standardization of the techniques for them should facilitate a smoother assessment process. In addition, several new or improved processing techniques have been added or modified from the original descriptions.
Keywords Age
Embedding otoliths
Fish management
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission(GSMFC)
Marine resources

Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 98F - Fisheries & Aquaculture
47D - Biological Oceanography
48B - Natural Resource Management
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, Ocean Springs, MS.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

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