Age and growth of Japanese sardine Sardinops melanostictus in Tosa Bay, south-western Japan during a period of declining stock size

@article{Morimoto2003AgeAG,
  title={Age and growth of Japanese sardine Sardinops melanostictus in Tosa Bay, south-western Japan during a period of declining stock size},
  author={Haruyuki Morimoto},
  journal={Fisheries Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={69},
  pages={745-754}
}
  • Haruyuki Morimoto
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Fisheries Science
  • :  Changes in the growth of the Japanese sardine Sardinops melanostictus during a period of declining stock size was examined by using sardines sampled from 1990 to 1996 in Tosa Bay, south-western Japan, one of the main spawning grounds on the Pacific coast of Japan during February and March. The growth parameter k-values of the von Bertalanffy growth equation of female sardines were small in the 1987–1990 years classes, while the values for the 1991–1992 years classes were larger, which… CONTINUE READING
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