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GRANT NUMBER: NA27FD0169-01           NMFS NUMBER:  91-SWR-003

REPORT TITLE:  Growth and Age Study of Pacific Hagfish (Eptatretus stoutis) off the Central California Coast

AUTHOR:  Nakamura, Royden

PUBLISH DATE: March 7, 1994

AVAILABLE FROM:  National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Region, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213.   PHONE: (562) 980-4033

ABSTRACT

The primary objectives of the project were to determine the growth rates and to describe the general pattern of growth of hagfish using two different approaches in both field and laboratory studies.  This project provided a composite picture of hagfish growth patterns and made tentative predictions of size-at-age of the Central California population of Pacific hagfish.  The project significantly contributed to the knowledge of growth and population age-size structure, both of which are directly applicable to the development of management and conservation guidelines for the hagfish fishery.

 
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