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Composition of Catches Made by Anglers Fishing for Summer Flounder, Paralychthys Dentatus From New Jersey Party Boats in 1978

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Christensen, Darryl J.; Clifford, Walter J.
Journal: Marine Fisheries Review
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Page(s): 28-30
Date: 1979
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7019
Sector: Fisheries
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Subject(s): flounder
fisheries
Abstract: "Anglers were interviewed while fishing for summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, along the New Jersey coast from party boats. Mean seasonal catch rates for full-day and half-day anglers were 3.15 and l .86 summer flounder per man per trip, respectively, from 19 June to 1 September 1978. Other fish species made up less than 10 percent of the catch. A total of 828 summer flounder were measured and ages were determined for 427 specimens. Analysis of the age-length data indicates that /I +, 1Jf +, lV +, V +, and >V + age summer flounder made up 4.3, 73.0, 20.3, l.8, and 0.6 percent of the catch, respectively."

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