Size-structure and growth of individuals suggest high exploitation rates in the fishery for blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra, in New South Wales, Australia

@inproceedings{Andrew1997SizestructureAG,
  title={Size-structure and growth of individuals suggest high exploitation rates in the fishery for blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra, in New South Wales, Australia},
  author={Neil L. Andrew and Duncan G. Worthington and Paul A. Brett},
  year={1997}
}
Abstract The proportion of recent recruits in the catch of the NSW abalone fishery was estimated by combining information on growth rate and the size-structure of the commercial catch. Growth rates of individuals around the minimum length limit of 115 mm suggest most individuals less than 125 mm recruited to the fishery in the last year. These individuals make up between 50% and 95% of the commercial catch in all zones of the fishery. This dominance of recent recruits in the catch of the… CONTINUE READING