Biology and Fishery for Atlantic Thread Herring, Opisthonema oglinum, along the North Carolina Coast

Smith, Joseph W. (1994) Biology and Fishery for Atlantic Thread Herring, Opisthonema oglinum, along the North Carolina Coast. Marine Fisheries Review, 56(4), pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Thread herrings, Opisthonema spp., are small, nearshore, pelagic clupeid fishes that form dense, surface schools in tropical to subtropical coastal waters. Ecologically, thread herrings form an important forage base for many large, predatory fishes (Finucane and Vaught, 1986). Commercially, thread herrings are targeted by artisanal to moderate-sized seine fisheries off the coasts of Ecuador and Peru (Patterson and Santos, 1992), Costa Rica (Stevenson and Carranza, 1981), Venezuela, the continental margins of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and near the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Trinidad (Reintjes, 1978). Most of the catch is reduced to fish meal and fish oil (Patterson and Santos, 1992), although minor quantities are used for human consumption (Reintjes, 1978).

Item Type: Article
Title: Biology and Fishery for Atlantic Thread Herring, Opisthonema oglinum, along the North Carolina Coast
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Smith, Joseph W.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 56
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Date: 1994
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9846
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 14:21
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 14:21
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9846

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