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Main Title Age determination manual of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Age and Growth Program /
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Author Title of a Work
Matta, Mary Elizabeth,
Kimura, Daniel K.,
Anderl, Delsa M.
Publisher [U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Scientific Publications Office],
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 794729975
Subjects Groundfishes--Age determination--Alaska--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Groundfishes--Age determination--Alaska--Methodology--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Otoliths--Measurement
Additional Subjects Alaska Fisheries Science Center (US)--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCM  SH1.N62 no.13 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/12/2013
ELBM  SH11.A44673 2012 no.13 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/16/2017
Collation iii, 97 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
Notes "February 2012." Format not distributed to depository libraries. Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-94).
Contents Notes The Age and Growth Program at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center is tasked with providing age data in order to improve the basic understanding of the ecology and fisheries dynamics of Alaskan fish species. The primary focus of the Age and Growth Program is to estimate ages from otoliths and other calcified structures for age-structured modeling of commercially exploited stocks; however, the program has recently expanded its interests to include numerous studies on topics ranging from age estimate validation to the growth and life-history of non-target species. Because so many applications rely upon age data and particularly upon assurances as to their accuracy and precision, the Age and Growth Program has developed this practical guide to document the age determination of key groundfish species from Alaskan waters. The main objective of this manual is to describe techniques specific to the age determination of commercially and ecologically important species studied by the Age and Growth Program. The manual also provides general background information on otolith morphology, dissection, and preparation, as well as descriptions of methods used to measure precision and accuracy of age estimates. This manual is intended not only as a reference for age readers at the AFSC and other laboratories, but also to give insight into the quality of age estimates to scientists who routinely use such data.
Place Published Seattle, Wash.
Access Notes Also available online in PDF.
Corporate Au Added Ent Alaska Fisheries Science Center (U.S.),; United States. National Marine Fisheries Service. Scientific Publications Office,
Title Ser Add Ent NOAA professional paper NMFS ; 13.
PUB Date Free Form 2012
Series Title Untraced NOAA professional paper NMFS, 13
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20170515073743
Language eng
SUDOCS Number C 55.25:NMFS-13
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03925cam 2200505Ia 45010