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GRANT NUMBER:  NA66FD0019           NMFS NUMBER:   95-NER-095

REPORT TITLE:  Seasonal Variation in Hatching and Growth of Loligo

AUTHOR: William K. Macy III

PUBLISH DATE:  March 1, 1998

AVAILABLE FROM:  National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Region Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2298.  TELEPHONE:   (978) 281-9256

ABSTRACT

Ages and dates of hatching of squid caught by the inshore summer and offshore winter commercial fisheries were determined in order to identify major spawning periods and to estimate seasonal growth rates. The commercial samples were supplemented by additional survey samples from inshore and offshore. Squid were aged using a relationship relating age in days to statolith dry weight and by counting growth increments in the statolths. The resulting data can be used to improve the existing squid fishery management plan (FMP), by allowing development of seasonal and regional allocations of allowable catch. 

 
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