matlenlim {DLMtool}R Documentation

Size limit management procedures


A set of size-selectivity MPs that adjust the retention curve of the fishery.


matlenlim(x, Data, reps, plot = FALSE)

matlenlim2(x, Data, reps, plot = FALSE)

minlenLopt1(x, Data, reps, plot = FALSE, buffer = 0.1)

slotlim(x, Data, reps, plot = FALSE)



A position in the data object


A data object


The number of stochastic samples of the MP recommendation(s)


Logical. Show the plot?


Parameter controlling the fraction of Lopt to set the minimum length of fish caught: minlen=Lopt*(0.7+buffer).


The the LF5 and LFR slots in the Rec object are modified to change the retention curve (length at 5 per cent and smallest length at full retention respectively). A upper harvest slot limit can be set using the Rec@HS slot. The underlying selectivity pattern of the fishing gear does not change, and therefore the performance of these methods depends on the degree of discard mortality on fish that are selected by the gear but not retained by the fishery (Stock@Fdisc).

The level of discard mortality can be modified using the Rec@Fdisc slot which over-rides the discard mortality set in the operating model.

The selectivity pattern can be adjusted by creating MPs that modify the selection parameters (Rec@L5, Rec@LFS and Rec@Vmaxlen).


An object of class Rec-class with the Retention slot(s) populated


Required Data

See Data-class for information on the Data object

matlenlim: L50

matlenlim2: L50

minlenLopt1: Mort, vbK, vbLinf, wlb

slotlim: L50, vbLinf

Rendered Equations

See Online Documentation for correctly rendered equations


T. Carruthers & A. Hordyk

HF Geromont


Hordyk, A., Ono, K., Sainsbury, K., Loneragan, N., and J. Prince. 2015. Some explorations of the life history ratios to describe length composition, spawning-per-recruit, and the spawning potential ratio ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst235.


matlenlim(1, MSEtool::Atlantic_mackerel, plot=TRUE)
matlenlim2(1, MSEtool::Atlantic_mackerel, plot=TRUE)
minlenLopt1(1, MSEtool::Atlantic_mackerel, plot=TRUE)
slotlim(1, MSEtool::Atlantic_mackerel, plot=TRUE)

[Package DLMtool version 6.0.2 Index]