Macchi, Gustavo J. and Pájaro, Marcelo and Madirolas, Adrián (2005) Can a change in the spawning pattern of Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) affect its recruitment? Fishery Bulletin, 103(2), pp. 445-452.
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Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) inhabit waters of the Southwest Atlantic Ocean between 22° and 55°S, at depths ranging from 50 to 500 m (Cousseau and Perrota, 1998). This species has historically been among the more abundant fish resources in the Argentine Sea, where its biomass has ranged between one and two million metric tons annually since 1986 (Aubone et al., 2000). In this area, there are two identified fishing stocks, limited by the 41°S parallel. The southern group (Patagonian stock) is the more important with an abundance of about 85% of the total biomass estimated for this species in 1999 (Aubone et al., 2000). During the late 1990s, the spawning biomass of both stocks and their recruitment indices declined drastically, both of which were attributed to an increase in exploitation (Aubone et al., 2000).
|Title:||Can a change in the spawning pattern of Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) affect its recruitment?|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Fishery Bulletin|
|Page Range:||pp. 445-452|
|Issuing Agency:||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Depositing User:||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited:||13 Aug 2012 17:45|
|Last Modified:||13 Aug 2012 17:46|
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