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Ostseehering (Clupea harengus): eine Rohwarenressource für die deutsche Fischwirtschaft? = Baltic Sea herring (Clupea harengus: a resource of raw material for the German fishing industry?
Münkner, W. (2000). Ostseehering (Clupea harengus): eine Rohwarenressource für die deutsche Fischwirtschaft? = Baltic Sea herring (Clupea harengus: a resource of raw material for the German fishing industry? Inf. Fischwirtsch. Fischereiforsch. 47(4): 193-204
In: Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft. Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei: Hamburg. ISSN 0020-0344, more
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  • Münkner, W.

Abstract
    Baltic Sea herring is a traditional raw material for the German fish processing industry and the fresh fish market. This applies also for the spring herring of the spawning population of the waters around the island of Ragen. Reduction of the fat content to about 5 % during the spawning cycle limits the processing possibilities of mature herring from this area. Failures in taste and odour (tainting), a common problem of the past have not been detected in the last 3 years. Infestation by nematodes are comparable to other herring stocks and contamination levels of organic and inorganic contaminants are well below allowable limits. The annual German fishing quota of about 85000 t of Baltic Sea herring is now utilised only to 10 %. For a stronger utilization of this stock as in the 70th and 80th , there are scarcely prerequisites. The project of a central processing plant on the island Ragen for about 50000 t of herring as raw material is not realistic. The answer to the question asked at the beginning of this article, whether Baltic Sea herring represents a raw material for the German fish processing industry, is YES, dispite some restrictions.

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