groundfish

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fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)

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Our specific objectives were to determine 1) whether catch rates of resident Puget Sound groundfishes generally increased through time following the closure of bottom trawl fisheries, 2) the extent to which shifts in this time series may represent population fluctuations or instead represent local effects that result from distribution shifts, 3) whether dynamics are best represented by smooth trends through time or instead though more abrupt state-changes, and 4) whether observed trends in catch rates for resident Puget Sound groundfish populations may be linked to changes in environmental conditions reflected in oceanographic monitoring data.
Sub-mixed-layer temperature is indicative of the thermal habitat experienced by groundfishes.
Also, the opening of the bottom trawl was small and, therefore, likely had low selectivity for large-size groundfishes (e.
Management of individual species is reviewed for the Pacific sardine, herrings, Pacific halibut, Pacific salmon, tunas, northwest Atlantic groundfishes, oysters, and clams.
Food habits of the commercially important groundfishes in the Gulf of Alaska in 1990.
Included is material on the fisheries for the research on such species as scallops, groundfishes, small and large pelagic fishes, lobster, red crab, squid, as well as oceanographic studies, foreign fishing, and related work.