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Observations on the status of bass in the late 1990's

Observations on the status of bass in the late 1990's

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Published by Jim Hendrick
Irish Fisheries Investigations (New Series) No.5 - 2000

OBSERVATIONS ON THE STATUS OF BASS Dicentrarchus labrax STOCKS IN IRELAND IN THE LATE 19908
by

EDWARD FAHY, NIAMH FORREST, UNA SHAW AND PETER GREEN

Dublin The Marine Institute, 80 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

CONTENTS

ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS MATERIALS AND METHODS Age composition and growth of juvenile and adult bass Establishing an index of juvenile bass abundance Quantitative aspects of the fishing method RESULTS
Irish Fisheries Investigations (New Series) No.5 - 2000

OBSERVATIONS ON THE STATUS OF BASS Dicentrarchus labrax STOCKS IN IRELAND IN THE LATE 19908
by

EDWARD FAHY, NIAMH FORREST, UNA SHAW AND PETER GREEN

Dublin The Marine Institute, 80 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

CONTENTS

ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS MATERIALS AND METHODS Age composition and growth of juvenile and adult bass Establishing an index of juvenile bass abundance Quantitative aspects of the fishing method RESULTS

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IrishFisheriesInvestigations(NewSeries)No.5-2000
OBSERVATIONSONTHESTATUSOFBASS
Dicentrarchuslabrax
STOCKSINIRELANDINTHELATE19908
by
EDWARDFAHY,NIAMHFORREST,UNASHAWANDPETERGREEN
DublinTheMarineInstitute,80HarcourtStreet,Dublin2
 
CONTENTS
ABSTRACTINTRODUCTIONBIOLOGICALINVESTIGATIONSMATERIALSANDMETHODS
AgecompositionandgrowthofjuvenileandadultbassEstablishinganindexofjuvenilebassabundanceQuantitativeaspectsofthefishingmethod
RESULTS
CategorisationofsampledbassAgeclasscompositionoftheexploitedfishThesurveyofO-groupbass:characterisationofsitessupportingjuvenilebasspopulationsSubstratumDepthandcurrentspeedSalinitiesAssociatedfaunaOtherfaunalassociationsTheco-occurrenceofbasswithgreymullet
Crenimugillabrosus
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DISCUSSION
ThepatternofgrowthinrecentyearsAnexplanationforchangingbassgrowthratesoverthepastdecadeTheabundanceofO-groupbass
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSREFERENCESAPPENDICES
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M.F.V.SPLAUGHQUEEN.
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Aphotographrecordingalargelandingofbassbyanglersfromthehalf-deckerM.F.V.SplaughQueen.Thephotograph,onapostcard,isbelievedtodate
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themid-1960s.
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