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Distribution and quality of plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) nursery grounds on the Swedish west coast
Wennhage, H.; Pihl, L.; Stål, J. (2007). Distribution and quality of plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) nursery grounds on the Swedish west coast, in: Yamashita, Y. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Flatfish Ecology, Part 1, held at Maizuru, Kyoto, Japan from 20-25 October 2005. Journal of Sea Research, 57(Spec. Issue 2-3): pp. 218-229. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2006.08.008
In: Yamashita, Y.; Nash, R.D.M.; van der Veer, H.W. (Ed.) (2007). Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Flatfish Ecology, Part 1, held at Maizuru, Kyoto, Japan from 20-25 October 2005. Journal of Sea Research, 57(Spec. Issue 2-3). Elsevier: Amsterdam. IV, 89-235 pp., more
In: Journal of Sea Research. Elsevier/Netherlands Institute for Sea Research: Amsterdam; Den Burg. ISSN 1385-1101, more
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  • Wennhage, H.; Pihl, L.; Stål, J. (2007). Distribution and quality of plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) nursery grounds on the Swedish west coast. J. Sea Res. 57(Spec. Issue 2-3): 218-229, more

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Keywords
    Geographical distribution; Habitat; Juveniles; Nursery grounds; Recruitment; ANE, North Sea, Kattegat [Marine Regions]; ANE, Sweden, West; Marine

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  • Wennhage, H.
  • Pihl, L.
  • Stål, J.

Abstract
    Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) has spatially restricted nursery grounds located in shallow soft bottom areas, where the nursery areas only make up a small fraction of the species distribution range. The importance of different coastal areas for recruitment is expected to depend on the quality and size of the nursery grounds. This paper describes the geographical extension of plaice nursery grounds at a regional level along the Swedish west coast. Densities of juvenile plaice were used as the response variable of habitat quality and were compiled based on records from autumn sampling in the various regions. Different aspects of nursery ground quality were related to the density of 0-group plaice, to evaluate the contribution of different factors to the geographical pattern observed. Larval supply was found to be the most important component of nursery quality showing a close relationship with the density of juvenile plaice on a regional scale. The relative contribution of plaice recruits from Swedish nursery grounds to the Skagerrak/Kattegat stock was evaluated using historical data. Swedish nursery grounds were estimated to contribute 77% of the recruits to the adult stock in the area.

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