Human Effects on the Baltic Sea Ecosystem: Fishing and Eutrophication

Human Effects on the Baltic Sea Ecosystem: Fishing and Eutrophication

Sture Hansson

Human Effects on the Baltic Sea Ecosystem: Fishing and EutrophicationThis is part of Ecosystem Approaches for Fisheries Management
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The Baltic Sea food web is comparatively very simple, with three species (herring, sprat, and cod) making up about 80% of the total fish biomass (Thurow 1993). Cod (Gadus morhua) is the dominant piscivorous species, while herring (Clupea harengus) and sprat (Sprattus sprattus) dominate among zooplanktivorous species. In some areas, mysids and jellyfish can also be important zooplankton predators. All three fish species, particularly cod, are intensively fished.

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