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Genetic structure of cod (Gadus morhua) populations in the southern North Sea and English Channel - MF0159

Summary Objectives
To conduct a programme of genetic sampling of cod in the eastern Channel and southern North Sea to examine the evidence for stock separation during the spawning season and during the feeding season, thereby enabling identification of the extent of biologically-significant mixing between stocks as well as fisheries-significant mixing.

Key Customer Purpose
The data will be integrated with information on stock movements collected under ongoing fish tagging programmes, and will provide a valuable line of evidence for the justification of fisheries policy in this sea region.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final Report - Genetic Structure of cod populations in the Southern North Sea and English Channel   (414k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2007

Cost: £64,795
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Assessment              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries