Journal Article

A review of capelin (<i>Mallotus villosus</i>) in Greenland waters

Elisabeth Friis-Rødel and Per Kanneworff

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

Published on behalf of ICES/CIEM

Volume 59, issue 5, pages 890-896
Published in print January 2002 | ISSN: 1054-3139
Published online January 2002 | e-ISSN: 1095-9289 | DOI:
A review of capelin (Mallotus villosus) in Greenland waters

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The limited quantity of published and unpublished literature and historical material on capelin, Mallotus villosus (Müller), in Greenland waters is reviewed, and the information is synthesized to describe distribution, stock discrimination, migration, and life history. The biological information is compared with information from beach-spawning populations elsewhere. The role of the species as a forage fish for other organisms, stock size estimates, and the commercial and experimental fisheries are reviewed.

Keywords: distribution; fishery; Greenland; life history; Mallotus villosus; migration; predators; sampling history; stock discrimination

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Subjects: Environmental Science ; Marine and Estuarine Biology

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