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rate of fishing
(English) Instantaneous rate of fishing mortality (the decrease in numbers of fish over time when fishing and natural mortality act concurrently (Nt = No * e^-Zt , where No is the initial number and Nt is the number of the remaining fish at the end of time t. Z is the instantaneous total mortality rate, usually composed of M + F, where M is the natural mortality rate and F is the mortality rate caused by the fishery)). Abbreviated as F.

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