Stochastic growth of the eastern king prawn (melicertus plebejus (hess, 1865)) harvested off eastern Australia

Steven S. Montgomery, Anthony J. Courtney, David J. Die, J. Matías Braccini, Andrew Prosser, Vladimir S. Troynikov

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Abstract

Stochastic growth models were fitted to length-increment data of eastern king prawns, Melicertus plebejus (Hess, 1865), tagged across eastern Australia. The estimated growth parameters and growth transition matrix are for each sex representative of the species' geographical distribution. Our study explicitly displays the stochastic nature of prawn growth. Capturing length-increment growth heterogeneity for short-lived exploited species such as prawns that cannot be readily aged is essential for length-based modelling and improved management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-660
Number of pages10
JournalCrustaceana
Volume86
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Eastern king prawn
  • Melicertus plebejus
  • stochastic growth model
  • tag-recapture information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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