This report documents the age determination protocol for tarakihi, and is a revision of the protocol published in FAR 2014/53, the key amendment concerning the identification of the first annulus. It describes the current scientific methods used in New Zealand for otolith preparation and age determination. Changes in the methodologies used in ageing tarakihi are reported, and a description of the reference collection, and annotated examples of tarakihi otolith preparations are also included.
FAR 2016/13 Age determination protocol for tarakihi (Nemadactylus macropterus)
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