Standard sampling procedure for Barents Sea capelin: A description of standard sampling technique and methods applied to improve the representativeness of the samples
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The various types of samples, the observations made on each fish, and the coding procedure for these observations are described. The standard procedure of otolith studies on the capelin stock is described in detail, including dissection out, rinsing, embedding, reading and measuring. A description of the present ageing method used at the IMR in Bergen is included. In addition, a method for using the samples to construct representative absolute distributions is presented, based on weighing the samples relative to the acoustic abundance estimate. An appendix describes the format in which the coded information is stored for computer treatment.
The proceedings of the Soviet-Norwegian symposium on the Barents Sea capelin. Bergen, 14-19 August 1984.