Results of the 2017 cod ageing exchange
using samples from the second through fourth quarters of the 2016 DFO commercial samples.
(A) Agreement plot, showing the ages attained by each reader. A small amount of noise was added to the data to improve visibility of overlapping data points.
(B) Age-frequency table, showing each reader's ages. Numbers in the shaded boxes indicate agreement between the two ages. Numbers above this diagonal indicate fish which were given higher ages by the U.S. age reader; those below the shaded boxes were given higher ages by the Canadian age reader. Total age frequencies are given by age for both readers. (C) Results summary, indicating results for the Canadian reader relative to each age for the U.S. reader. .
2017 U.S./Canada Ageing Exchange
2016 DFO Commercial Samples (Q2-4)
QM vs. NS
*Sectioned otoliths were exchanged.
*The Canadian age reader is listed first; this is not meant to imply that either reader's ages are expected to be more reliable.