Current Knowledge on Commercially Important Fish Stocks of the Buenos Aires Coastal Ecosystem

Authors
Fainburg, Leandro Ariel; Fernandez Iriarte, Pedro Jose
Publication Year
2018
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
This paper provides a literature review of studies dealing with the stock assessment of eight bony demersal fish exploited on Buenos Aires coast (35°S–41°S). The objective was to determine the existence of population differences between fish sampled in the Río de la Plata estuary and El Rincón areas using biological data. The results obtained from the analysis of most phenotypic and environmental characteristics, indicated, to a large extent, the presence of two stocks. By contrast, all genetic studies identified a single genetic unit in the study area. In this sense, the phenotypic variation owing to environmental influence was larger than the neutral genetic variation detected. Indeed further studies on the genetic basis of differentiation using more neutral or adaptive markers are required to distinguish local populations. In addition, genetic monitoring of marine fishes plays a key part on the conservation of biodiversity, allowing managers to estimate effective population numbers, and assess the changes in variability that could be affecting long-term sustainability.
Fil: Fainburg, Leandro Ariel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Mar del Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Facultad de Ciencia Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras; Argentina
Fil: Fernandez Iriarte, Pedro Jose. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Mar del Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Facultad de Ciencia Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras; Argentina
Subject
ARGENTINE SEA
MARINE FISHES
POPULATION STRUCTURE
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/56537