|Title||Intra and inter-annual variability in the fat content of Atlantic herring as revealed by routine industry monitoring|
|Written by||Susan Kenyon, Martin Pastoors, Steven Mackinson, Thomas Cornulier, C. Tara Marshall|
|From||School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK|
Pelagic Freezer-Trawler Association, Netherlands
Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, UK
|Published||December 11, 2021|
|Fish Species||Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)|
|Key Words||between-year variability, Clupea harengus, fat content, fish condition, industry sampling, North Sea herring, seasonal variability.|
What the research is about
Our study validates the scientific use of routinely collected fat content data from pelagic fish processors.
Inter-annually, fat content differed from the mean pattern during the feeding or spawning periods. There was no difference in the timing and magnitude of peak fat content between years. Our study validates the scientific use of routinely collected fat content data from pelagic fish processors.
Assurant Innovations take
The Fish Fat Meter was used to measure seasonal and year to year change of fat in Atlantic herring.