Food consumption of larval , young and adult herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea

@inproceedings{Arrhenius2006FoodCO,
  title={Food consumption of larval , young and adult herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea},
  author={Fredrik Arrhenius and Sture Hansson},
  year={2006}
}
The total food consumption of herring Clupea harengus L. and sprat Sprattus sprattus (L.), the dominant zooplanktivorous fish in the Baltic Sea, was estimated from published data on abundances, growth, mortality rates and diets uslng a bioenergetics model. The annual food consumption was 5.0 X 107 tonnes for herring and 2.4 X 107 tonnes for sprat. For herring ca 90 % of the food consumed was zooplankton and the rest n~ysids and benthos. Larvae and young-of-the-year (YOY) of sprat and herring… CONTINUE READING