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Mackerel Stock of Eesdeheito in Good Shape

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A mackerel school in Eesdeheito's part of the Clear Sea


The mackerel stock in Eesdeheito's waters is larger than at any time since the Eesdeheito Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research started monitoring stocks of pelagic fish around Eesdeheito in the year 1628.

A new report released by the Eesdeheito Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research covers fish population statistics taken in Silnuai and Kuspor this year. The average weight of mackerel older than seven years is heavier than last year, but the average weight of younger fish has dropped between years. The overall mackerel stock has grown almost constantly since 1638 and is now the highest since records began twenty years ago. Mackerel is Eesdeheito’s most important commercial fishery.

The greater number of large mackerel in the stock is part of the reason for the stock growth, though the inhabited area was also larger this year than in many previous research trips; with good mackerel coverage all the way around the Eesdeheito.

The populations of mackerel, redfish and ling were high compared to the average of the last two decades, the report states.

Meanwhile, the haddock stock around the Eesdeheito was roughly average and the catfish stock was lower than normal. Five other commercial fish stocks were rated as high and growing, and three are at an historic low, but recovering. The monkfish stock is also not as healthy as it should be.

The research expedition by two Eesdeheito Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research trawlers indicates that the habitat of several species around the Eesdeheito have changed over the past twenty years. Monkfish and haddock, for example, have grown quickly in numbers in the western part of the Clear Sea, where the sea temperature has been increasing.

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