**instantaneous rate of natural mortality** — When natural and fishing mortality operate concurrently it is equal to the instantaneous total mortality rate, multiplied by the ratio of natural deaths to all deaths. Also called: force of natural mortality … Fisheries — dictionary

**instantaneous rate of natural mortality** — when natural and fishing mortality operate concurrently it is equal to the instantaneous total mortality rate, multiplied by the ratio of natural deaths to all deaths (Ricker, 1975). Abbreviated as M. Also called force of natural mortality … Dictionary of ichthyology

**instantaneous rate of fishing mortality** — used to describe the decrease in numbers of fish over time when fishing and natural mortality act concurrently (Nt = No * e^ Zt , where No is the initial number and Nt is the number of the remaining fish at the end of time t. Z is the… … Dictionary of ichthyology

**instantaneous rate of fishing mortality** — When fishing and natural mortality act concurrently, F is equal to the instantaneous total mortality rate, multiplied by the ratio of fishing deaths to all deaths. Also called: rate of fishing; instantaneous rate of fishing; force of fishing… … Fisheries — dictionary

**instantaneous rate of fishing mortality** — When fishing and natural mortality act concurrently, F is equal to the instantaneous total mortality rate, multiplied by the ratio of fishing deaths to all deaths. Also called: rate of fishing; instantaneous rate of fishing; force of fishing… … Fisheries — dictionary

**rate of natural increase** — instantaneous rate of surplus production (equal to rate of growth plus rate of recruitment less rate of natural mortality all in terms of weight and on an instantaneous basis. In a balanced or equilibrium fishery, this increment replaces what is… … Dictionary of ichthyology

**instantaneous rate of surplus production** — Equal to rate of growth plus rate of recruitment less rate of natural mortality all in terms of weight and on an instantaneous basis. In a balanced or equilibrium fishery, this increment replaces what is removed by fishing, and rate of surplus… … Fisheries — dictionary

**instantaneous rate of surplus production** — Equal to rate of growth plus rate of recruitment less rate of natural mortality all in terms of weight and on an instantaneous basis. In a balanced or equilibrium fishery, this increment replaces what is removed by fishing, and rate of surplus… … Fisheries — dictionary

**instantaneous rate of surplus production** — equal to rate of growth plus rate of recruitment less rate of natural mortality all in terms of weight and on an instantaneous basis. In a balanced or equilibrium fishery, this increment replaces what is removed by fishing, and rate of surplus… … Dictionary of ichthyology

**instantaneous rate of growth** — a measure of the weight increase, the natural logarithm of the ratio of final weight to initial weight of a fish in a unit of time, usually a year. When applied collectively to all fish of a given age in a stock, the possibility of selective … Dictionary of ichthyology