Density-dependent individual growth reduction of North Sea plaice

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Density-dependent individual growth reduction of North Sea plaice

We will study recent indications that North Sea plaice are suffering from density-dependent growth reduction (individuals growing more slowly than before). This has potentially important effects for the value of the catch, despite a healthy SSB.

The insights gained in this study will be translated to hands-on advice to the ICES working group which conducts the annual assessment of North Sea Plaice.

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