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The application of yield-per-recruit models to two South African sparid reef species, with special consideration of sex change

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Buxton, CD, The application of yield-per-recruit models to two South African sparid reef species, with special consideration of sex change, Fisheries Research, 15, (1-2) pp. 1 - 16. ISSN 0165-7836 (1992) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1992 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V

DOI: doi:10.1016/0165-7836(92)90002-B

Abstract

Yield-per-recruit models were applied to Chrysoblephus laticeps and Chrysoblephus cristiceps, both of which are important to the line-fishery industry in South Africa. Sex change and slow growth were investigated, particularly with respect to the ratio of males to the total number of mature fish in the population. Predictions based on the yield-per-recruit and spawner biomass-per-recruit models were viewed with caution owing to the rapid decline in the number of survivors past the age of recruitment, and their failure to take into account the effects of sex change on the reproductive potential of the population. Model predictions correlated well with observations that indicated a relationship between population structure and the level of exploitation. Considering the options for the management of these and similar reef fishes, the tactic of protection through marine reserves is supported. © 1992.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Buxton, CD (Professor Colin Buxton)
ID Code:48446
Year Published:1992
Web of Science® Times Cited:47
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2014-10-16
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