A BASIC program for the objective extraction of growth parameters from length-frequency data

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.


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]