Because all specimens of North Atlantic wreckfish used in this study were collected in 1991, we were able to validate a maximum age of up to 33 years with this technique.
Researchers have not performed daily increment analysis on North Atlantic wreckfish to validate the first annulus; therefore, no conclusion can be made as to which method is correct.
56 years for the periods 1995-1998 and 1988-1992) previously reported for North Atlantic wreckfish (Vaughan et al.
Based on growth zone counts of otolith thin-sections, the maximum age for Atlantic wreckfish
(Polyprion americanus) exceeds 70 years, with validation for the earliest growth from daily increments and margin type analyses (Peres and Haimovici 2004).
marine fisheries operate under such regimes: the Atlantic bluefin tuna purse seine fishery, the mid-Atlantic surf clam and ocean quahog fishery, the Alaskan halibut and sablefish fishery, and the South Atlantic wreckfish