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  • #31
    Originally posted by fishNphysician View Post
    I'm no commercial halibut fisherman, but can anyone here explain the mechanism for such wildly disproprtionate exploitation based on sex? How is that even possible? Is it just a size-selective phenomenon where the biggest halibut are statistically female?

    Anyone?
    I know that with whitetail deer that the fawns born, if two, you and get two bucks, two does or a buck and a doe. In years of high mortality does quite often produce two female fawns.

    That said, has anyone ever determined the percentage of males/females born in a 4 million egg hatch? Even if you took 1K of the eggs laid and die a test as to the percentage. Maybe, and just a guess, more females are born than males. Just a thought here.

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