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dc.contributor.authorKing, P. A.
dc.contributor.authorHannan, J. F.
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, D.
dc.contributor.authorVeldon, M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-14T15:49:14Z
dc.date.available2012-06-14T15:49:14Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationKing, P. A., Hannan, J. F., McGrath, D. & Veldon, M., “Population dynamics, age, growth and maturity of lemon sole Microstomus kitt (Walbaum 1792) sampled between 2000-2002 off the west coast of Ireland”, Irish Fisheries Investigations No. 16, Marine Institute 2006en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1649-0037
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10793/802
dc.description.abstractThe age, growth, maturity and population dynamics of lemon sale (Microstomus kin), from commercial catches off the west coast of Ireland (ICES division Vllb), was determined for the period November 2000 to February 2002. The maximum age recorded was 14 years. Males of the population were dominated by 4 year olds, while females were dominated by 5 year olds. Females dominated the sex ratio in the overall sample, by month sampled, by age class and by size (from 22cm in total length onwards. when N > 20). Mature male and female lemon sale were encountered at age 2 and above. Von Bertalanffy growth parameters were estimated using the method of Rafail (1973). In recent years, the lemon sale has exhibited a smaller asymptotic length (L∞ = 34.47cm), faster growth rate (K = 0.1955) and younger age at first maturity than in the same area in 1978-1979. These changes are indicative of a decrease in population size following exploitation.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder: Marine Instituteen_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherMarine Instituteen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIrish Fisheries Investigations;16
dc.subjectlemon sole Microstomus kitten_GB
dc.titlePopulation dynamics, age, growth and maturity of lemon sole Microstomus kitt (Walbaum 1792) sampled between 2000-2002 off the west coast of Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeTechnical reporten_GB
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