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Age Determination References

Publications on Fish Age Determination.

Special Publications on Fish Age Determination and Otolith Symposia

Begg, G. A., S. E. Campana, A. J. Fowler, and I. M. Suthers (eds.)

  • 2005. Fish otolith research and application. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res., Special Issue 56, 814 p.

Chilton, D. E., and R. J. Beamish

  • 1982. Age determination methods for fishes studied by the Groundfish Program at the Pacific Biological Station. Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 60, 102 p.

Committee of Age Reading Experts (CARE)

  • 2006. Manual on generalized age determination procedures for groundfish. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, 52 p.

Forsberg, J. E.

  • 2001. Aging manual for Pacific halibut: Procedures and methods used at the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). Int. Pac. Halibut Comm. Tech. Rep. 46, 56 p.

Fossum, P., J. Kalish, and E. Moksness (eds.)

  • 2000. Second international symposium on fish otolith research and application, Bergen, Norway, 20-25 June 1998. Fish. Res. Special Issue 46, 371 p.

Panfili, J., H. de Pontual, H. Troadec, and P.J. Wright (eds.)

  • 2002. Manual of fish sclerochronology. IfremerIRD co-edition, Brest, France, 464 p.

Penttila, J., and L. M. Dery (eds.)

  • 1988. Age determination methods for northwest Atlantic species. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 72, 135 p.

Prince, E. D., and L. M. Pulos (eds.)

  • 1983. Proceedings of the international workshop on age determination of oceanic pelagic fishes: tunas, billfishes, and sharks. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 8, 211 p.

Secor, D. H., J. M. Dean, and S. E. Campana (eds.)

  • 1995. Recent developments in fish otolith research. Univ. South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, 735 p.

Secor, D. H., J. M. Dean, and E. H. Laban (eds.)

  • 1991. Manual for otolith removal and preparation for microstructural examination. Electric Power Research Institute and the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, 85 p.

Smith, D.C. (ed.)

  • 1992. Age determination and growth in fish and other aquatic animals. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 43, 458 p.

Summerfelt, R. C., and G. E. Hall (eds.)

  • 1987. Age and growth of fish. Iowa State Univ. Press, Ames, IA, 544 p.

VanderKooy, S. (ed.)

  • 2009. A practical handbook for determining the ages of Gulf of Mexico fishes. Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Publication Number 167.

Papers Authored by Alaska Fisheries Science Center Age and Growth Program Staff

Anderl, D. M., A. Nishimura, and S. A. Lowe.

  • 1996. Is the first annulus on the otolith of the Atka mackerel, Pleurogrammus monopterygius, missing? Fish. Bull. 94:163-169.

Beckman, A. T., D. R. Gunderson, B. S. Miller, R. M. Buckley, and B. Goetz

  • 1998. Reproductive biology, growth and natural mortality of Puget Sound rockfish (Sebastes emphaeus, Starks 1911). Fish. Bull. 96:352- 356.

Coates, J., D. R. Gunderson, L. LaFrance, B. S. Miller, B. Goetz, and W. A. Palsson

  • 2007. Changes in growth and recruitment of the Puget Sound rockfish (Sebastes emphaeus) in northern Puget Sound. In Biology, assessment, and management of North Pacific rockfishes (J. Heifetz, J. DiCosimo, A. J. Gharrett, M. S. Love, V. M. O’Connell, and R. D. Stanley, eds.), p. 223-236. University of Alaska Sea Grant Program Rep. No. AK-SG-07-01, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.

Gburski, C. M., S. K. Gaichas, and D. K. Kimura

  • 2007. Age and growth of big skate (Raja binoculata) and longnose skate (R. rhina) in the Gulf of Alaska. Environ. Biol. Fish. 80:337-349.

Gregg, J. L., D. M. Anderl, and D. K. Kimura

  • 2006. Improving the precision of otolith-based age estimates for Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) with preparation methods adapted for fragile sagittae. Fish. Bull. 104:643-648.

Heifetz, J., D. Anderl, N. E. Maloney, and T. L. Rutecki

  • 1998. Age validation and analysis of ageing error from marked and recaptured sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria. Fish. Bull. 97:256- 263.

Hutchinson, C. E., C. R. Kastelle, D. K. Kimura, and D. R. Gunderson

  • 2007. Using radiometric ages to develop conventional ageing methods for shortraker rockfish (Sebastes borealis). In Biology, assessment, and management of North Pacific rockfishes (J. Heifetz, J. DiCosimo, A. J. Gharrett, M. S. Love, V. M. O’Connell, and R. D. Stanley, eds.), p. 237- 249. Alaska Sea Grant Program Rep. No. AK-SG-07-01, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

Kastelle, C. R., D. M. Anderl, D. K. Kimura, and C. G. Johnston

  • 2008. Age validation of Dover sole (Microstomus pacificus) by means of bomb radiocarbon. Fish. Bull. 106:375-385.

Kastelle, C. R., and J. E. Forsberg

  • 2002. Testing for loss of 222Rn from Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) otoliths. Fish. Res. 57(1):93-98.

Kastelle, C. R., and D. K. Kimura

  • 2006. Age validation of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) from the Gulf of Alaska using the disequilibrium of Pb-210 and Ra-226. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 63:1520- 1529.

Kastelle, C. R., D. K. Kimura, and B. J. Goetz

  • 2008. Bomb radiocarbon age validation of Pacific ocean perch (Sebastes alutus) using new statistical methods. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 65:1101-1112.

Kastelle, C. R., D. K. Kimura, and S. R. Jay

  • 2000. Using Pb-210/Ra-226 disequilibrium to validate conventional ages in Scorpaenids (genera Sebastes and Sebastolobus). Fish. Res. 46:299-312.

Kastelle, C. R., D. K. Kimura, A. E. Nevissi, and D. R. Gunderson

  • 1994. Using Pb-210/Ra-226 disequilibria for sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, age validation. Fish. Bull. 92:292-301.

Kastelle, C. R., K. E. W. Shelden, and D. K. Kimura

  • 2003. Age determination of mysticete whales using Pb-210/Ra-226 disequilibria. Can. J. Zool. 81:21-32.

Kimura, D. K.

  • 1976. Estimating the total number of marked fish present in a catch. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 105:664-668.
  • 1977. Statistical assessment of the age-length key. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 34:317-324.
  • 1978. Logistic model for estimating selection ogives from catches of codends whose ogives overlap. J. Cons. 38:116-119.
  • 1980. Likelihood methods for the von Bertalanffy growth curve. Fish. Bull. 77:765-776.
  • 1981. Standardized measures of relative abundance based on modeling log(CPUE), and their application to Pacific perch (Sebastes alutus). J. Cons. 39:211-218.
  • 1985. Changes to stock reduction analysis indicated by Schnute's general theory. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 42:2059-2060.
  • 1988. Stock-recruitment curves as used in the stock reduction analysis model. J. Cons. 44:253-258.
  • 1988. Analyzing relative abundance indices with log-linear models. N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 8:175-180.
  • 1989. Variability, tuning, and simulation for the Doubleday-Deriso catch-at-age model. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 46:941-949.
  • 1989. Variability in estimating catch-in-numbersat-age and its impact on cohort analysis. In Effects of ocean variability on recruitment and an evaluation of parameters used in stock assessment (R.A. Beamish and G.A. McFarlane, eds.). Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 108:57-66.
  • 1990. Testing nonlinear regression parameters assuming heteroscedastic, normally distributed errors. Biometrics 46:697-708.
  • 1990. Approaches to age-structured separable sequential population analysis. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 47:2364-2374. 1992. Symmetry and scale dependence in functional relationship regression. Syst. Biol. 41(2):233-241.
  • 1992. Functional comparative calibration using an EM-algorithm. Biometrics 48:1263-1271.
  • 2000. Using nonlinear functional relationship regression to fit fisheries models. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57:160-170.
  • 2007. Using the empirical Bayes method to estimate and evaluate bycatch rates of seabirds from individual fishing vessels. Fish. Bull. 105:577-581.
  • 2008. Extending the von Bertalanffy growth model using explanatory variables. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 65:1879-1891.

Kimura, D. K., and D. M. Anderl

  • 2005. Quality control of age data at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. In Proceedings of the third international otolith symposium. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwater Res., Special Issue 56:783-789.

Kimura, D. K., D. M. Anderl, and B. J. Goetz

  • 2007. Seasonal marginal growth on otoliths of seven Alaska groundfish species support the existence of annual patterns. Alaska Fish. Res. Bull. 12(2):243-251.

Kimura, D. K., and J. W. Balsiger

  • 1985. Bootstrap methods for evaluating sablefish pot index surveys. N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 5:47-56.

Kimura, D. K., J. W. Balsiger, and D. H. Ito

  • 1984. Generalized stock reduction analysis. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 41:1325-1333.
  • 1996. Kalman filtering the delay-difference equation: Practical approaches and simulations. Fish. Bull. 94:678-691.

Kimura, D. K., and S. Chikuni

  • 1987. Mixtures of empirical distributions: An iterative application of the age-length key. Biometrics 43:23-35.

Kimura, D. K., and M. W. Dorn

  • 2006. Parameterizing probabilities for estimating age composition distributions for mixture models. Fish. Bull. 104:303-305.

Kimura, D. K., and C. R. Kastelle

  • 1995. Perspectives on the relationship between otolith growth and the conversion of isotope activity ratios to fish ages. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52:2296-2303.

Kimura, D. K., C. R. Kastelle, B. J. Goetz, C. M. Gburski, and A. V. Buslov

  • 2006. Corroborating the ages of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 57:323-332.

Kimura, D. K., and N. A. Lemberg

  • 1981. Variability of line intercept density estimates (a simulation study of the variance of hydroacoustic biomass estimates). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 38:1141-1152.

Kimura, D. K., and J. J. Lyons

  • 1990. Choosing a structure for the production ageing of Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus). Int. N. Pac. Fish. Comm. Bull. 50:9-23
  • 1991. Between-reader bias and variability in the age determination process. Fish. Bull. 89:53-60

Kimura, D. K., J. J. Lyons, S. E. MacLellan, and B. J. Goetz

  • 1992. The effects of year-class strength on age determination. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 43:1221-1228.

Kimura, D. K., R. R. Mandapat, and S. L. Oxford

  • 1979. Method, validity, and variability in the age determination of yellowtail rockfish (Sebastes flavidus), using otoliths. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 36:377-383.

Kimura, D. K., A. M. Shimada, and S. A. Lowe

  • 1993. Estimating sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) and Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) von Bertalanffy growth parameters using tag recapture data. Fish. Bull. 91:271-280.

Kimura, D. K., A. M. Shimada, and F. R. Shaw

  • 1998. Stock structure and movement of tagged sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, in offshore northeast Pacific waters and the effects of El Niño-Southern Oscillation on migration and growth. Fish. Bull. 96:462-481.

Kimura, D. K., and D. A. Somerton

  • 2006. Review of statistical aspects of survey sampling for marine fisheries. Rev. Fish. Sci. 14:245-283.

Kimura, D. K., and J. V. Tagart

  • 1982. Stock reduction analysis, another solution to the catch equations. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 39:1467-1472.

Kimura, D. K., and H. H. Zenger, Jr.

  • 1997. Standardizing sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) longline abundance indices by modeling the log-ratio of paired comparative fishing cpues. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 54:48-59.

Lai, H., and D. K. Kimura

  • 2002. Analyzing survey experiments having spatial variability, with an application to a scallop survey. Fish. Res. 56(3):239-259.

Matta, M. E., B. A. Black, and T. K. Wilderbuer

  • 2010. Climate-driven synchrony in otolith growth increment chronologies for three Bering Sea flatfish species. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 413:137-145.

Matta, M. E., and D. R. Gunderson

  • 2007. Age, growth, maturity, and mortality of the Alaska skate, Bathyraja parmifera, in the eastern Bering Sea. Environ. Biol. Fish 80:309-323.

Matta, M. E., and D. K. Kimura (eds.)

  • 2012. Age determination manual of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Age and Growth Program. NOAA Professional Paper NMFS 13.

Roberson, N. R., D. K. Kimura, D. R. Gunderson, and A. M. Shimada

  • 2005. Indirect validation of the age-reading method for Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) using otoliths from marked and recaptured fish. Fish. Bull. 103:153- 160.

Rodgveller, C. J., D. M. Clausen, J. J. Nagler, and C. Hutchinson

  • 2010. Reproductive characteristics and mortality of female giant grenadiers in the Northern Pacific Ocean. Mar. Coast. Fish. 2:73-82.

Shimada, A. M., and D. K. Kimura

  • 1994. Seasonal movements of Pacific cod, Gadus macrocephalus, in the eastern Bering Sea and adjacent waters based on tag-recapture data. Fish. Bull. 92:800-816.

Short, J. A., C. M. Gburski, and D. K. Kimura

  • 2006. Using otolith morphometrics to separate small walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) from Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) in mixed samples. Alaska Fish. Res. Bull. 12(1):133-138.

Sigler, M. F., S. A. Lowe, and C.R. Kastelle

  • 1997. Area and depth differences in the age-length relationship of sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, in Southeast Alaska. In Biology and management of sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria (M. E. Wilkins and M. W. Saunders, eds.), p. 45-54. U.S Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS-130.