Implications of fisheries during the spawning season for the sustainable management and recovery of depleted fish stocks: life history characteristics of several North Sea species

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Abstract

Fish traders and NGOs have put the idea forward that in order to not disturb the spawning process and hence improve the reproductive success of a fish population one should stop fishing during the spawning period. This idea has resulted in the project “Vis & Seizoen”. Within this project a theoretical framework is being developed to examine the possible effect of fishing during the spawning season. This is the first report within the project. It presents a summary of the life history characteristics that are related to the reproduction of nine important commercial fish species.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES
No.no. C095/09

Keywords

  • fisheries
  • herrings
  • cod
  • mackerels
  • plaice
  • lobsters
  • soles
  • limanda limanda
  • turbot
  • fisheries ecology
  • marine fisheries

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