A long term (1667-1860) perspective on impacts of fishing and environmental variability on fisheries for herring, eel, and whitefish in the Limfjord, Denmark

B. Poulsen, P. Holm, Brian MacKenzie

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This investigation reconstructs the development of major fisheries for her-ring, eel and whitefish in the Limfjord estuary, Denmark ca. 1667-1860, and then evaluates how their long-term dynamics have been influenced by some key fishery and environmental developments. The commercially most important fishery was for herring, Clupea harengus, which spawned in the Limfjord. This fishery underwent large changes in these centuries. High landings occurred in two periods in the early 18th and again in the early 19th centuries, when 4000-8000 metric tonnes were caught annually. In 1830, the fishery collapsed and landings were
Original languageEnglish
JournalFisheries Research
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)181-195
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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