Food consumption of whiting, Merlangius merlangus, in the Eastern Irish Sea

Seyhan K., GROVE D.

FISHERIES RESEARCH, vol.38, no.3, pp.233-245, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0165-7836(98)00165-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-245


In this paper, food intake of whiting Merlangius merlangus, in the Eastern Irish Sea is estimated using various models developed for food consumption. A new linear model for whiting is also developed and tested. The impact of whiting food consumption in the Irish Sea is considered. It was estimated that young whiting (age 0-3) eat between 1.29 and 6.57 g day(-1) in February (temperature 7.8 degrees C). By August when temperature has reached its annual maximum (18 degrees C), these values increased by approximately 60-80%.