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Title: Billfish mortality and survivability. July 19, 1988 to March 22, 1989.
Authors: Edwards, Randy E.
Fortune, Bruce D.
McAllister, Andrew P.
Keywords: fishery management
fish tagging
fish stock assessment
Caribbean Sea
Issue Date: 25-Apr-1989
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report ;
No. 141
Abstract: This report describes a project with a goal to collect data that would add to the current statistical data base on the level and condition of the billfish by-catch in the swordfish/tuna fishery. Sampling was concentrated in an area of known billfish abundance, the Caribbean Sea. There is a need for increasing the understanding of the condition of the billfish stock and the current information has been recognized as inadequate for stock assessment. The data collected will aid in developing a larger, more accurate data base and ultimately contribute to a long-term biologically sound management strategy.
Description: 80 p. pdf. Includes table of contents, bibliographic references, appendices, tables, charts, maps and illus.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/1078
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