Biology of eggs, larvae and epipelagic juveniles of sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, in relation to their potential use in management

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  • Matarese A
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Abstract

Recent studies on sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, early life history have shown that they spawn pelagic eggs in winter near the edge of the continental shelf. The eggs float deeper than 200 m and probably require 2-3 weeks to develop. Shortly after hatching, the larvae seem to swim to the sur­face and grow quickly (up to 2 mm per day) as part of the neuston during spring. There is no marked transition from larvae to juvenile, but by summer the young-of-the-year fish are found at the surface in inshore waters. This is a review of the studies on which these conclusions are based and an evaluation ofhow early life history informa­ tion might be used to improve management of the fishery.

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0023471743
  • PUI: 18289314
  • ISSN: 0090-1830
  • SGR: 0023471743

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  • A W Kendall

  • A C Matarese

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