Optimum Slot and Trophy Size Limits for Recreational Fisheries

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Description

Calculates optimum trophy catch given a slot size over a range of F values. Also, finds Fmax for a cohort given age-at-first recruitment, age-at-first-entry, slot age, and age at which fish are considered trophy size following Jensen (1981).

Usage

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opt_slot(M = NULL, N = 1000, recage = NULL, entage = NULL,
 trage = NULL, slage = NULL,  stF = 0, endF = 2, intF = 0.05)

Arguments

M

natural mortality

N

cohort size

recage

age-at-first recruitment

entage

age-at-entry into the fishery

slage

upper age of slot for legal fish

trage

age of fish considered trophy size

stF

starting F of range to explore

endF

ending F of range to explore

intF

increment of F

Details

Calculations follow equations given in Jensen (1981).

Value

Catch

dataframe containing range of Fs and associated total catch, nontrophy, and trophy catch of designated cohort size

Fmax

F at which trophy catch is maximum given slot

Author(s)

Gary A. Nelson, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries gary.nelson@state.ma.us

References

Jense, A. L. 1981. Optimum size limits for trout fisheries. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 38: 657-661.

See Also

opt_trophy

Examples

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# Example from Jensen (1981) page 661
opt_slot(M=0.70,N=1000,recage=1,entage=1,slage=3,trage=4)

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