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

Seyhan K. , GROVE D.

FISHERIES RESEARCH, cilt.38, sa.3, ss.233-245, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0165-7836(98)00165-9
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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%.