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Catch-per-effort and length-frequency data on threadfin bream Nemipterus japonicus (Nemipteridae) supplied by the staff of the R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, covering the period September 1983 to June 1984, were analyzed using the NANPACK and Compleat ELEFAN softwares. The seasonal, zonal and depth-wise distribution of N. japonicus is presented and discussed and the growth parameters L8 and K that were estimated are compared with estimates from other areas of the Indo-Pacific.
A discussion is presented on the role played by customary marine tenure (CMT) institutions in the regulation of fisheries in the Pacific Ocean Islands. Particular reference is made to the system in operation in Marovo Lagoon, in the Solomon Islands, whereby a number of defined clans control resource use within defined areas of land and sea.
This paper presents estimates of the parameters L8 and K of the von Bertalanffy equation, as obtained from length-frequency data on the lutjanid Etelis carbunculus from Vanuatu, analyzed using teh Compleat ELEFAN software. These estimates are compared with values of L8 and K obtained for other stocks of the same species elsewhere in the South Pacific.