Eggs and Larvae Survey with Emphasis on Early Life History of Marine Fish Resources
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One of the current concerns of fisheries biology is to clarify the reason for annual fluctuations in fish populations. The ability of a population to replace itself is determined by the age structure, growth and fecundity of the mature stock. The high fecundity of many marine fishes implies that an extremely high rate of mortality must by experienced by each year class. Most of this mortality occurs during the pelagic larval stage, and for this reason the characteristics of larval mortality are closely related to the basic problems in the population dynamics of fishes.
- Fish Larvae