NAFO Sci. Coun. Studies, 19:71-78
Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO)
6 Knipovich Street, Murmansk 183763, Russia
Length and weight information were obtained from roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris Gunn.) during research trawling in the areas off West Greenland and Baffin Island (Subareas 0 and 1), off northern Labrador (Div. 2G) and off Notre Dame Bay (Div. 3K) from 1968 to 1980. Comparisons by area and sex indicated some variability, possibly caused in part by differing habitat conditions. Relationships derived for grenadiers in Subarea 2 and Div. 3K indicated general consistency between studies, while results from Subareas 0 and 1 were more variable. The results suggest that it may not be appropriate to utilize growth differences as indicators of differing stocks.