Below are graphs displaying length data for CCFRP’s most commonly caught species. Length frequency distributions are represented by area, site and year. The horizontal dashed line represents the length at which 50% of the population is considered mature (Kelp Rockfish estimate from Romero 1988; Lingcod estimate from Silberberg et al. 2001; all other rockfish estimates from Wyllie Echeverria 1987). The lower margin of each colored box represents the 25th percentile, the upper margin denotes the 75th percentile, and the heavy line inside each bar represents the median length for that year. Error bars depict a 95% confidence interval and circles indicate outliers.
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