Interannual differences in growth and hatch-date distributions of early juvenile European anchovy in the Bay of Biscay: implications for recruitment

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621774
Title:
Interannual differences in growth and hatch-date distributions of early juvenile European anchovy in the Bay of Biscay: implications for recruitment
Authors:
Aldanondo, Naroa; Cotano, Unai; Goikoetxea, Nerea; Boyra, Guillermo; Ibaibarriaga, Leire; Irigoien, Xabier ( 0000-0002-5411-6741 )
Abstract:
© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. In order to understand better the recruitment variability in European anchovy in the Bay of Biscay, it is important to investigate the processes that affect survival during the early life stages. Anchovy juvenile growth trajectories and hatch-date distributions were inferred over a 3-year period based on otolith microstructure analysis. Otolith growth trajectories showed a characteristic shape depending on their hatch-date timing. Earlier-born juveniles had notably broader maximum increments than later born conspecifics, resulting in higher growth rates. This observation suggests that early hatching would be beneficial for larval and juvenile growth, and, therefore, survival. The estimated juvenile hatch-date distributions were relatively narrow compared with the extended anchovy spawning season (March-August) in the Bay of Biscay and indicated that only individuals originated mainly from the summer months (June-August) survived until autumn. Hatch-date distributions were markedly different among years and seemed to influence the interannual recruitment strength of anchovy. We conclude that years characterized by juvenile survivors originating from the peak spawning period (May and June) would lead to considerable recruitment success. Downwelling events during the peak spawning period seem to affect larval survival.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Aldanondo N, Cotano U, Goikoetxea N, Boyra G, Ibaibarriaga L, et al. (2016) Interannual differences in growth and hatch-date distributions of early juvenile European anchovy in the Bay of Biscay: implications for recruitment. Fisheries Oceanography 25: 147–163. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12142.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Fisheries Oceanography
Issue Date:
22-Jan-2016
DOI:
10.1111/fog.12142
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1054-6006
Sponsors:
The authors wish to thank Maria Santos for providing gonadosomatic index data and the anonymous referees for their constructive suggestions. This work was supported by a PhD grant from the Education, Universities and Research Department of the Basque Country Government and the research projects SAVOR (REN2002-04205-C04-04) and JUVENA (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Basque Country Government and Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries). This paper is contribution No. 747 from AZTI (Marine Research Unit).
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorAldanondo, Naroaen
dc.contributor.authorCotano, Unaien
dc.contributor.authorGoikoetxea, Nereaen
dc.contributor.authorBoyra, Guillermoen
dc.contributor.authorIbaibarriaga, Leireen
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T13:24:39Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T13:24:39Z-
dc.date.issued2016-01-22en
dc.identifier.citationAldanondo N, Cotano U, Goikoetxea N, Boyra G, Ibaibarriaga L, et al. (2016) Interannual differences in growth and hatch-date distributions of early juvenile European anchovy in the Bay of Biscay: implications for recruitment. Fisheries Oceanography 25: 147–163. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12142.en
dc.identifier.issn1054-6006en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/fog.12142en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621774-
dc.description.abstract© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. In order to understand better the recruitment variability in European anchovy in the Bay of Biscay, it is important to investigate the processes that affect survival during the early life stages. Anchovy juvenile growth trajectories and hatch-date distributions were inferred over a 3-year period based on otolith microstructure analysis. Otolith growth trajectories showed a characteristic shape depending on their hatch-date timing. Earlier-born juveniles had notably broader maximum increments than later born conspecifics, resulting in higher growth rates. This observation suggests that early hatching would be beneficial for larval and juvenile growth, and, therefore, survival. The estimated juvenile hatch-date distributions were relatively narrow compared with the extended anchovy spawning season (March-August) in the Bay of Biscay and indicated that only individuals originated mainly from the summer months (June-August) survived until autumn. Hatch-date distributions were markedly different among years and seemed to influence the interannual recruitment strength of anchovy. We conclude that years characterized by juvenile survivors originating from the peak spawning period (May and June) would lead to considerable recruitment success. Downwelling events during the peak spawning period seem to affect larval survival.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors wish to thank Maria Santos for providing gonadosomatic index data and the anonymous referees for their constructive suggestions. This work was supported by a PhD grant from the Education, Universities and Research Department of the Basque Country Government and the research projects SAVOR (REN2002-04205-C04-04) and JUVENA (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Basque Country Government and Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries). This paper is contribution No. 747 from AZTI (Marine Research Unit).en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectEngraulis encrasicolusen
dc.subjectAnchovyen
dc.subjectBay of Biscayen
dc.subjectGrowthen
dc.subjectHatch-date distributionen
dc.subjectJuvenilesen
dc.subjectRecruitmenten
dc.titleInterannual differences in growth and hatch-date distributions of early juvenile European anchovy in the Bay of Biscay: implications for recruitmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalFisheries Oceanographyen
dc.contributor.institutionAZTI; Marine Research Unit; Herrera Kaia Portualdea z/g 20110 Pasaia Basque Country Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionAZTI; Marine Research Unit; Txatxarramendi irla z/g 48395 Sukarrieta Basque Country Spainen
kaust.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
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