Age determination in fishes

Abdussamad, E M (2017) Age determination in fishes. In: Course Manual Summer School on Advanced Methods for Fish Stock Assessment and Fisheries Management. Lecture Note Series No. 2/2017 . CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 270-273.

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    Fisheries management relies on the proper understanding the fish population dynamic. It includes determining the biological parameters, including size at maturity, duration of spawning season, mortality estimates, age and growth. Accurate information on age of fish is an important pre-requisite for extracting precise information on growth, mortality, recruitment and other fundamental population parameters of fishes for stock assessment. The outcome of conventional age estimates using length frequency data depends upon the sample quality, selectivity of the fishing gear etc. The stock assessment results may therefore be affected and sometimes give results which is having no bearing on reality. The hard parts of the fishes also grow with the fish and the growth process may left some inscription on such parts and if that can be interpreted properly, will get precise idea on growth. These inscriptions may result from either changes in the environment which the fish inhabits, or food availability, or physiological states of the fish. However, free swimming fishes always lives in ideal conditions and do not leave any environment related markings in their skeletal structures. So interpretation of hard part inscriptions need utmost care.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Age determination in fishes
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology > age and growth
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 08:41
    Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 08:41

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