Fisheries: Different behaviour of North and Irish Sea cod

  title={Fisheries: Different behaviour of North and Irish Sea cod},
  author={David A Righton and Julian Metcalfe and Paul Connolly},
Cod (Gadus morhua) are bottom-living, predatory fish of considerable commercial importance, but surprisingly little is known of what cod do for most of their time because it is difficult and costly to study the behaviour of fish at sea. Here we use electronic data-storage tags to investigate the behaviour of cod in the North Sea and in the Irish Sea and find that there are marked differences in the activity of fish in the two regions. This difference could be explained by dissimilar foraging… CONTINUE READING
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