Comparative methods are presented which allow for quick and relatively reliable growth parameter estimates when growth data are not at hand. One of these methods involves the use of a newly developed "auximetric grid." An empirical equation for the estimation of natural mortality of any fish stock, given a set of growth parameters, is briefly reviewed. The methods are applied to data from the Gulf of Thailand trawl fishery, and the mortality caused by this fishery is estimated.
A new methodology for rapidly acquiring basic information on tropical fish stocks growth, mortality, and stock recruitment relationships
Pauly, D. (1980)
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