|Title||Somatic Condition and Reproductive Potential as a Tandem in European Sardine: An Analysis with an Environmental Perspective in the Northern Adriatic (Gulf of Trieste)|
|Written by||Marta Caballero-Huertas, Xènia Frigola-Tepe, Jordi Viñas, Marta Muñoz|
|From||Department of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Aquatic Ecology (IEA), Universitat de Girona (UdG),|
Campus Montilivi, Spain
|Published||May 4, 2022|
|Fish Species||Sardines (Sardina pilchardus)|
|Key Words||fat content; Mediterranean; Sardina pilchardus; reproduction; OPFish; pelagic|
What the research is about
Study sardine’s somatic condition which is essential in reproductive potential.
Direct lipid measurements (tissue fat content and mesenteric fat scale) seemed to be suitable to project their contribution to sardine reproduction after we found differences linked to sex, as occurred with the GSI parameter for active spawners, which was higher in females. In addition, reproductive cycle by sex showed a more advanced gonad maturation.
Assurant Innovations take
Fish Fat Meter used to measure fish fat in female sardines cooreleates to well to reproducitve cycles. This information can be use to predict how well the sardines can product more eggs and offsprings.