Download FAR 2018/03 – Catch-at-age of snapper in SNA 7 in the 2016–17 fishing year
Twenty-seven SNA and FLA target bottom trawl landings were sampled within statistical areas 37/38 (Tasman Bay/Golden Bay) of the SNA 7 Fishery Management Area from November 2016 to March 2017. A total of 1000 otoliths were selected for aging under a random age frequency sampling design. Bottom trawl landings were dominated by the 2011 and 2008 year classes (6 and 9 year olds), with the 2013 year class (4 year olds) also of moderate strength. The mean weighted coefficient of variation was 19%.
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