Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 10(1): 3-24, doi: 10.3750/AIP1980.10.1.01
Assessment of the effect of environmental factors on fish growth using growth coefficients calculated from mathematical description of fish growth by means of polynomials
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The paper describes a method for a mathematical characterisation of fish growth with the use of non-asymptotic growth models (bi- and trinomials). The method allows to obtain results equally accurate as when von Bertalanffy′s equation is used; additionally, a new version of growth coefficient is possible to calculate. The coefficient can be applied to a precise determination of effects of various environmental factors on fish growth. If the relationship between the growth coefficient and a given factor′s effect is presented as a linear correlation, the regression equation slope coefficient may be taken as representing the intensity of the factor′s effect on growth.