Why is growth of fish so variable?

Tuesday 01 Dec 20


Martin Lindegren
Senior Researcher
DTU Aqua
+45 35 88 34 92


Tommy Norin
DTU Aqua


Anna Rindorf
Professor, Head of section
DTU Aqua
+45 35 88 33 78

Why is growth of fish so variable - both throughout their life-span and between cohorts born in different years (shown by different colours of grey  in the figure below)? Check out some of the suggested mechanisms regulating sprat growth in a recent paper by Lindegren et al. (2020) in ICES Journal of Marine Science: https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsaa218


Header image courtesy of Fredrik Ryderheim.

29 JULY 2021