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Estimates of growth parameters for Stolephorus devisi (Engraulidae) at Munda Baitground, Solomon Islands were obtained using the Compleat ELEFAN software. Also, estimates of natural and fishing mortality are presented, along with recruitment patterns. All results are presented on a per year basis for 1985-1987
An attempt to fit the von Bertalanffy growth equation to three species of deep sea snappers using the ELEFAN method was unsuccessful, mainly because the fish are slow-growing, long lived species. Problems were also encountered in estimating asymptotic length and Z/K using a Wetherall plot. Possible approaches to resolving those difficulties are discussed.