Predation on early life stages is decisive for year-class strength in the Barents Sea capelin ( Mallotus villosus ) stock

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Year-class strength of Barents Sea capelin has beenmonitored closely since the early 1970s and during this 45 years period three short periods of almost total recruitment failure leading to three stock collapses have been observed. These events triggeredmuch attention since therewas a large commercial fishery for capelin, but also because of observed… (More)

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