Scientists Spawn Pacific Sardines In Captivity; Results Could Inform Potential for Good Fishing
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - April 20, 2017
Biologists at NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center cracked the code on how to spawn Pacific sardines in the laboratory, opening a new window on the life cycle of the commercially important species. Some in the industry hope it will better inform industry and managers as to what environmental factors would augment wild reproduction and recruitment.
Like many species, sardines require just the right conditions to reproduce. Researchers working with sardines in the SWFSC’s Experimental Aquarium had tried for decades to identify ...
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