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Parasites as valuable stock markers for fisheries in Australasia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands


Lester, RJG and Moore, BR, Parasites as valuable stock markers for fisheries in Australasia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands, Parasitology, 142, (1) pp. 36-53. ISSN 0031-1820 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S003118201400016X


Over 30 studies in Australasia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands region have collected and analysed parasite data to determine the ranges of individual fish, many leading to conclusions about stock delineation. Parasites used as biological tags have included both those known to have long residence times in the fish and those thought to be relatively transient. In many cases the parasitological conclusions have been supported by other methods especially analysis of the chemical constituents of otoliths, and to a lesser extent, genetic data. In analysing parasite data, authors have applied multiple different statistical methodologies, including summary statistics, and univariate and multivariate approaches. Recently, a growing number of researchers have found non-parametric methods, such as analysis of similarities and cluster analysis, to be valuable. Future studies into the residence times, life cycles and geographical distributions of parasites together with more robust analytical methods will yield much important information to clarify stock structures in the area.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:parasites, biological tags, fish, stock structure, movement, Australasia, East Asia, Pacific Islands, anisakid, didymozoid, reef, Scomberomorus, Theragra, Hoplostethus, analysis of similarities
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Moore, BR (Dr Bradley Moore)
ID Code:121430
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-09-28
Last Modified:2017-11-09

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