A new computer-based method is presented for the "tracing" of growth curves through fish length-frequency samples sequentially arranged in time. The method allows for an objective extraction of growth parameters whenever representative samples are available from a fish population. The method is suited both to the analysis of growth in tropical stocks and in temperate stocks, where growth oscillates seasonally.
A BASIC program for the objective extraction of growth parameters from length-frequency data
Pauly, D., David, N. (1980)
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, CM 1980/D:7. Demersal Fish Committee. 14 p. Also as Meeresforsch 28: 205-211 [open access]