3-25.

 

Estimates of transfer rates from west to east in the Atlantic Ocean, using tagging data.

 

75

4-1.

 

Estimates of small bluefin tuna CPUE from rod and reel and handline.

 

84

4-2.

 

Relative abundance of small bluefin tuna from effort-weighted nonlinear least-squares regression.

 

85

4-3.

 

Estimates of giant bluefin tuna CPUE from rod and reel and handline.

 

87

4-4.

 

Relative abundance of giant bluefin tuna from effort-weighted nonlinear least-squares analysis.

 

88

4-5.

 

Estimates of relative CPUE of giant bluefin tuna from captains' logbook data.

 

90

4-6.

 

Trend analysis of abundance indices for western Atlantic bluefin tuna.

 

91

4-7.

 

Trend analysis results for CPUE indices of Tables 1-5.

 

93

4-8.

 

Spawning stock abundance and biomass ratios (1993/1988 and 1993/1975) for the western component of the Atlantic bluefin tuna.

 

99

4-9.

 

Estimated exploitation rates by age in 1992 for the different cases.

 

100

4-10.

 

Instantaneous fishing mortality rates as estimated for the different cases considered in the VPA.

 

101

4-11

 

Contribution of each index and total weighted sum of squared residuals for each of the cases considered in the VPA.

 

102

E-1.

 

Prevalence of Nasicola sp. parasites in bluefin tuna related to age of the host and to locale.

 

142

E-2.

 

Prevalence of Elytrophora sp. parasites in bluefin tuna related to age of the host and to the locale of host capture.

 

144

E-3.

 

Prevalence of Nasicola sp., Elytrophora sp., and both parasites in the same host for western Atlantic bluefin tuna age 2 to 6.

 

144

F-1.

 

Estimates of mixing between the two stocks based on discriminant function analysis using jackknife probabilities of group membership of adult bluefin tuna sampled from a variety of locations and at different times.

 

148



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