E3S Web Conf.
Volume 183, 2020International Conference on Climate Nexus Perspectives: Water, Food and Biodiversity (I2CNP 2020)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services|
|Published online||03 August 2020|
Maturity and spawning of Atlantic chub mackerel Scomber colias in M’diq Bay, Morocco
Environment and Health Team, Department of Biology, Polydisciplinary Faculty of Safi, Cadi Ayyad University, Sidi Bouzid District, P.O. Box 4162, 46000, Safi, Morocco
2 Applied Biology and Pathology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, 93002, Tetouan, Morocco
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge of reproductive parameters is necessary to understand the ecology, the population dynamics and to enable rational management of fish of economic interest. This work is a contribution to the study of some aspects of the reproductive biology of the Atlantic mackerel Scomber colias (Gmelin, 1789) in the Mediterranean Moroccan coast. The study is based on samples taken from commercial catches in M’diq Bay. The spawning period was determined following both the monthly changes of the gonadosomatic index and the histological maturity stages. The Atlantic chub mackerel spawn between November and March, with maximum activity in December.
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