Estimation of size at sexual maturity : an evaluation of analytical and resampling procedures

@inproceedings{Roa1999EstimationOS,
  title={Estimation of size at sexual maturity : an evaluation of analytical and resampling procedures},
  author={R. Bhart Roa},
  year={1999}
}
Size at 50% maturity (l50%) is commonly evaluated for wild populations as a point of biological reference (see Table 1). To estimate l50%, a sample of organisms known to have just reached sexual maturity could be available and their arithmetic mean size can be used as an estimator. However, the sample needed to obtain such a designbased estimator (Smith, 1990) for wild populations might be too expensive and would involve time-consuming histological procedures. Fisheries biologists prefer to… CONTINUE READING