Adriaan D. Rijnsdorp

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Managing fisheries resources to maintain healthy ecosystems is one of the main goals of the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF). While a number of international treaties call for the implementation of EAF, there are still gaps in the underlying methodology. One aspect that has received substantial scientific attention recently is fisheries-induced(More)
Annual length increments of female North Sea plaice were back-calculated from distances between rings in otoliths. Growth of the smaller size classes (<25 cm) increased from the mid-1950s and decreased in the 1980s. Length increments of intermediate size classes varied more or less randomly, and those of the larger size classes (>35 cm) increased from 1970.(More)
Dover sole (Solea solea) is an obligate ectotherm with a natural thermal habitat ranging from approximately 5 to 27°C. Thermal optima for growth lie in the range of 20 to 25°C. More precise information on thermal optima for growth is needed for cost-effective Dover sole aquaculture. The main objective of this study was to determine the optimal growth(More)
This article has been prepared jointly by participants of the Study Group on Fisheries-Induced Adaptive Change (SGFIAC) of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). MH and UD coordinated preparations and integrated the writing. Biological reference points are important tools for fisheries management. Reference points are not static,(More)
While fishery closures during the spawning season are commonplace, direct evidence for their benefit is mainly restricted to species forming large spawning aggregations. This paper analyses the conditions under which spawning closures could contribute to sustainable fisheries management by reviewing how fishing during spawning may affect the physiology,(More)
INTRODUCTION Fisheries-induced life-history evolution The exploitation of fish stocks is increasingly recognized as a driving force in the evolution of life-history traits, such as those affecting growth, matura-tion, and reproductioneries typically increase mortality rates and select against larger body sizes, rendering a fish's current reproduction more(More)