Survey of Forage Fish - Fisheries Investigations in the Aransas-Copano Bay System


It appears from this study that increases in the abundance of forage fish have occurred since 1960. A difference in seasonal peaks of abundance was noted in 1961. Cooler spring weather in 1961 is possibly a factor accounting for the later peaks that year. The efficiency of the twenty-foot otter trawl is believed to be greater than that of the ten-foot otter trawl by a factor larger than two.


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forage fishes, fish populations, species composition