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Radiometric analysis of blue grenadier, Macrunonus novaezelandiae, otolith cores


Fenton, GE and Short, SA, Radiometric analysis of blue grenadier, Macrunonus novaezelandiae, otolith cores, Fishery Bulletin, 93, (2) pp. 391-396. ISSN 0090-0656 (1995) [Refereed Article]

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Blue grenadier, Macruronus novaezelandiae, is a major commercial fish species in the upper continental slope waters of southeastern Australia and New Zealand. An accurate knowledge ofage and growth rate of this species is required for management ofthe fishery. Several ageing studies have provided estimates of age for blue grenadier (hoki) from New Zealand waters (reviewed by Paul, 1992), with the maximum age ranging from 12 to 15 years.

In the present study measurements of 210Pb/226Ra disequilibria have been conducted on cores of adult female blue grenadier otoliths in an attempt to provide independent age data for this species.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Blue grenadier, Macruronus novaezelandiae, age estimate, growth rate, otolith
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Fenton, GE (Dr Fenton)
ID Code:4230
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2013-01-29

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