The main assumption for the parameter estimation is that the size distribution for each mean ML (cm) or mode can be analyzed with an NPDF to determine that each mode corresponds to a different size group in the jumbo squid population.
In this NPDF, the [[lambda].sub.i] value represents a penalty function to force the predicted number of observations of each mode, thus stabilizing the solution during the optimization process.
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