Effects of fishing during the spawning period: implications for management

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Avoidance of fishing during the spawning season has been proposed as a contribution to achieving sustainable exploitation. Here we review the biological effects of fishing during the spawning period and explore their implication on sustainable management. A distinction will be made between direct mortality and indirect effects. The latter will review how fishery disturbance will affect the physiology and behaviour. Based on the results, a classification scheme is presented of the vulnerability for fisheries during the spawning period. Finally the implications for the population dynamics and fisheries management are discussed.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
No.no. C077/10


  • fisheries
  • fishery management
  • sustainable development
  • spawning
  • spawning season
  • fisheries ecology
  • fish fauna
  • fishery biology

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