Year to year fluctuations in 0+ fish cohort strength are a common phenomenon. Many factors can affect cohort strength during the fish's early life period. In this study, development of a 0+ pikeperch Sander lucioperca cohort in the pelagic zone was studied by trawling for 50 days from first larvae hatching, in two consecutive years. In 2007, an abundant S. lucioperca cohort collapsed suddenly soon after hatching. After the incident, slow-growing S. lucioperca prevailed in the catch. In 2008, the catch gradually increased during the whole study period because of prolonged hatching. Environmental factors differed mainly in a slower temperature increase, higher water level and higher zooplankton abundance in 2008 compared to 2007. Our study revealed that a strong 0+ S. lucioperca cohort at the time of hatching might not result in a strong S. lucioperca cohort in general.
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Petr Blabolil, Martin Čech, Tomáš Jůza, Jiří Peterka
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Mots clés :
Growth, recruitment, temperature, water level, zooplankton, Croissance, recrutement, température, niveau d'eau, zooplancton