Title Reproductive Biology of Japanese Jack Mackerel Trachurus japonicus and Japanese Sardine Sardinops melanostictus
Authers Hiroshi NISHIDA
Keywords jack mackerel, Japanese sardine, batch fecundity, maturity rate, spawning stock biomass
Citation Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. supplement No. 4, 113-118, 2006
A comprehensive review of the spawning regions and season in the waters around Japan, the maturity cycle and the female batch fecundity of Japanese jack mackerel and Japanese sardine was made in this paper. The maturity rate and the fluctuation for young cohorts (especially 1 year old fish) of these species are one of the most important factors especially for the estimation of the spawning stock biomass.
URI http://www.fra.affrc.go.jp/bulletin/bull/bull-b4/15.pdf