|Title||Multispecies interactions on the offshore West Greenland shrimp grounds|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Keywords||ANW, Greenland, biomass, current meters, fish catch statistics, interactions: general, length-weight relationships, marine, Pandalus borealis, Q1 01483 Species, Q1 01604 Stock assessment and management, Sebastes, stomach content, temperature data, trophic relationships, Zoobenthos|
The paper gives a description of the exploited fishery system on the offshore West Greenland shrimp grounds, including recent findings of fish community structure and trophic relationships. Based on the analysis of fish stomachs from the key fish species and estimates of fish abundance obtained from assessment surveys the total annual consumption of northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) and juvenile redfish (Sebastes) by predatory fish in 1991-1992 has been calculated. A preliminary attempt to integrate the inter-relationships between the main species and the fishery is made using a balanced, steady state model (the ECOPATH II software).