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Evaluating shelf-wide spatial and temporal changes in fish larval distribution over the last half century in relation to environmental factors and adult distributions - MF1101

Summary Objective:

Analyse archived SAHFOS Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) fish larval samples from UK Shelf Seas from 1948 to the present day and explore changes in larval abundance, distribution, timing and size in relation to environment, plankton and adult fish. Evaluate how different species of fish have responded to past environmental changes at the critically important larval stage.

Key Customer Purpose:

Provide better understanding and take account of the impacts of environmental change on commercial fish stocks. The project will also maximise utilisation of the long time-series of CPR data.

Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : Final Report   (3943k)
• TPS - Two Page Summary : MF1101 two page summary final latest version   (181k)
• TPS - Two Page Summary : Two page summary MF1101 How does environmental change impact the abundance patterns of fish larvae?   (364k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2012

Cost: £885,159
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Change              
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Assessment              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries