Changes in catch rates and length and age at maturity , but not growth , of an estuarine plotosid ( Cnidoglanis macrocephalus ) after heavy fishing

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The intense harvesting of a fish stock can be accompanied by changes in certain life history traits of that stock. For example, after heavy exploitation, Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the northwestern Atlantic and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) on the Scotian Shelf matured at smaller sizes and younger ages (Olsen et al., 2004, 2005; Neuheimer and… (More)

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