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A short history of the Downs stock of herring
Cushing, D.H. (1992). A short history of the Downs stock of herring. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 49(4): 437- 443
In: ICES Journal of Marine Science. Academic Press: London. ISSN 1054-3139, more
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    Catch per unit effort; Fish stocks; Pseudocalanus; Recovery; Recruitment; Time series; Year class; Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]
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    Downs stock, stock recruitment relationship, Pseudo/ Para

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  • Cushing, D.H.

    The data on the Downs stock of herring were re-examined and the year-classes during the early part of the Second World War were low because of the stock recruitment relationship. This was near linear. There was a positive correlation between Pseudo/Para, the preferred food of the larval herring, when the quantity of Pseudo/Para was declining. However, the decline in Pseudo/Para did not affect the stock recruitment relationship.

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