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Snapshot: CDFW and Moss Landing Student Work Together to Estimate California Halibut Age-at-Length

halibut otolith section

12-year-old California halibut otolith section

This summer, staff from CDFW’s Northern and Central California Finfish Research and Management Project assisted Moss Landing Marine Laboratories graduate student Cheryl Barnes in the preparation and age determination of 452 California halibut otoliths (ear bones). The age determinations from this collaborative work provide valuable information to fishery managers by greatly expanding the Project’s long-term, ongoing age-length database for California halibut. Continue reading