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    Examination of the skate by-catch from around South Georgia from one vessel in the 2000 longline toothfish season

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    M. Endicott, D. Agnew and C. Nolan (United Kingdom)
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    Two previously recorded species, Raja georgiana and Bathyraja meridionalis were recorded as-bycatch on one vessel in the South Georgia toothfish fishery, 2000. One further species could not be identified and was referred to as R. species 1. R. georgiana occurred in shallow water, the other two in deep water. The average catch rate was 0.23 rajids/1000 hooks. Distribution and length at maturity is described, as is the results of initial investigations of age determination using both vertebrae and thorns.